Obama, Biden Not Attending Winter Olympics

Oop, shade! When the U.S. delegations roll into Sochi come February, a few folks who will not be present are President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, their wives or any current cabinet members. There will however, be some openly gay athletes. The announcement is being interpreted as a protest of Russia's anti-gay laws.

Along with former secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, deputy chief of staff for policy Rob Nabors and deputy secretary of State William J. Burns, the delegation to the opening ceremony will also include tennis star and former Olympic coach Billie Jean King, an out lesbian. Two-time Olympic medalist Caitlin Cahow, who recently came out as a lesbian, will attend the closing ceremony.

While President Obama did not address Russian's laws directly in the delegation announcement, he has been vocal about in his disapproval about the country's draconian anti-gay legislation. France and Germany's presidents will also not attend the winter games.