The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, will lead the United States delegation to the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games next month, the White House announced Friday.
President Joe Biden announced that, in addition to Thomas-Greenfield, Raymond Green, ad interim chargé d’Affaires to the US Embassy in Tokyo, and Marcia Bernicat, senior official for economic growth, energy, and the environment and acting assistant secretary of state, will attend.
The closing ceremony will take place on August 8, just over two weeks after the Games begin in Tokyo.
A representative for the U.S. mission to the United Nations told NBC News that in addition to attending the event, Thomas-Greenfield will meet with members of Team USA, and Japanese and Olympic officials.
She is also scheduled to meet with members of the Refugee Olympic Team, which consists of 29 refugee athletes from Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iran, and Iraq.