First Lady Jill Biden to attend Opening Ceremonies


First lady Jill Biden is set to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the White House announced Tuesday.

The announcement comes as the city has entered a new state of emergency due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Just last week, the IOC announced the Games would be held without fans.

Biden last attended the Olympic Games in 2010, when she and husband Joe Biden — then the vice president — led the U.S. delegation to the Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

The last time the U.S. was represented at the Olympic Games by a first lady was Michelle Obama at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.