First Lady Jill Biden attends the Olympic Games opening ceremony
First Lady Jill Biden is there, Participation in the and meeting other leaders from around the world as heads of the US delegation.
The First Lady’s journey continues as planned, despite the. On Friday morning, local time, she spoke virtually to Team USA and praised them for their achievements despite the pandemic.
“Becoming an Olympic champion is a rare feat in a normal time. But you did it during a global pandemic,” she told the athletes, adding that they are more than their cities, states, backgrounds, jobs or political parties.
“We are Team USA,” she said.
Ms. Biden attended the opening ceremony on Friday morning, with more than 200 nations participating in the games. She also met with Japanese Emperor Naruhito, French President Emmanuel Macron, Polish President Andrzej Duda, and others at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
On Saturday, First Lady Irene Hirano Inouye and Daniel K. Inouye will dedicate a room in the Chief of Mission Residence. She will then host a US-Mexico softball watch party for Foreign Service officials and their families at the US Embassy in Japan.
The first lady wore a mask that complied with the rules of the game for much of Friday.
US Olympic and Paralympic Committee Medical Director Jonathan Finnoff said about 83% of the 567 American athletes who completed their medical histories reported having been vaccinated.