ABC News’ Karen Travers reports: Vice President Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, lead the U.S. delegation to the Olympic Winter Games which kick off tonight in Vancouver.
The official U.S. delegation includes the Bidens, David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada; Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President; Mike Eruzione, 1980 Olympic gold medalist, U.S. Men’s Hockey Team; Peggy Fleming, 1968 Olympic gold medalist, Ladies Figure Skating, and Vonetta Flowers, 2002 Olympic gold medalist, Women’s Bobsledding.
The vice president and Dr. Biden will make remarks at a kick-off rally for American athletes today and later attend a reception honoring heads of the Olympic delegations.
Tonight the Bidens will be at BC Place Stadium to attend the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
But it’s not all fun and winter games for the vice president this weekend. Today Biden will attend a campaign event for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in Seattle and on Sunday the vice president will sit down for interviews with NBC’s Meet the Press and CBS’ Face the Nation.
The Bidens will be in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day, which Dr. Biden told Good Morning America’s Juju Chang is her favorite holiday. The Bidens plan surprises for each other every year but wouldn’t give away any hints for what they have up their sleeves for this weekend.