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US pulls presidential delegation to Sochi paralympics

US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to the Democratic National Committee White House February 28, 2014 in WashingtonThe United States said Monday it would not send a presidential delegation to the Winter paralympics in Sochi as part of measures drawn up to protest Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. The White House said, however, that US athletes would still take part in the Games, which start Friday in the Black Sea resort used for the recent Winter Olympics. “In addition to other measures we are taking in response to the situation in Ukraine, the United States will no longer send a presidential delegation to the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi,” said National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden.

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