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<p>WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden will host U.S.
Olympic athletes at the White House following the Tokyo Games, he said in a video released on Friday, applauding the American competitors for coming together to represent the nation.</p> <p>”You’re made up of people of every background from every part of the country… Thank you for showing what we can do together as one America as one team…,” he said.</p> <p>”I look forward to hosting all of you at the White House when you get home.”</p> <p>Biden’s video was aired by NBC News, which is broadcasting U.S.
coverage of the Games.</p> <p>Closing ceremonies of the global sporting showpiece – delayed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – take place on Sunday.</p> <p>Biden, who has sought to unite the country following last year’s divisive presidential election and COVID-19 outbreak, did not specify when Team USA would come to Washington.</p> <p>Representatives for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.</p> <p>First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Tokyo to represent the United States and support U.S.
competitors at an event marked by masks and empty venues.</p> <p>The second biggest U.S. Olympic team ever – with 613 athletes – stands second in the Tokyo medal table with 98 medals, more than any other country.</p> <p>(Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by John Stonestreet)</p></div>
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