BILLIE JEAN KING WITHDRAWS FROM US DELEGATION

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WASHINGTON: Openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King has withdrawn from the US presidential delegation to the Winter Olympics in Russia, citing the ill-health of her mother, officials said on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The inclusion of King in the opening ceremony delegation selected by the White House raised eyebrows when it was announced last December amid ongoing controversy over Russia’s anti-gay laws.

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