Boise, Idaho – Today the Trump Administration announced that U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) was named an official Member of the Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Korea for the Closing Ceremony and events of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. Risch is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence committees.
"In accepting the President’s invitation to represent the United States at the Olympic Closing Ceremony, I know all Idahoans will join me in appreciating what a great honor this is for our state," said Senator Risch. "The participation of our athletes in these international events has made our nation proud and it will be a real privilege to participate in the ceremonies closing these 23rd Olympic Games. I also look forward to engaging with other national leaders in PyeongChang."
Ivanka Trump, who is leading the Presidential Delegation, said: “It is an honor to have Senator Risch join our Presidential Delegation to the Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea. He is a leading voice in Foreign Policy, and a wonderful addition to the group. I look forward to a great trip together, as we celebrate the strength, spirit, and soul of our American athletes.”
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
The Honorable James E. Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism
Ms. Sarah H. Sanders, Assistant to the President and Press Secretary
General Vincent K. Brooks, Commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea
Mr. Marc E. Knapper, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, U.S. Embassy Seoul
Sergeant Shauna Rohbock, Former Winter Olympian, current Team USA Coach,
and Member of the U.S. Army National Guard