• Home
  • Politics
  • U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield will represent U.S at Olympics closing ceremony

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield will represent U.S at Olympics closing ceremony

U.S Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield will represent the U.S. at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 8

She will see U.S. athletes participate in finals and meet with members of Team USA, as well as Japanese and Olympic officials, during her visit, which runs from Aug. 6-8, according to NBC News.

Thomas-Greenfield, who has made refugee and humanitarian concerns a top focus at the UN, also wants to interact with the Refugee Olympic Team, which is competing for the second time at the Olympics. She’ll be the first American ambassador to the UN to meet with the refugee team.

The 29 athletes that made up this year’s Olympic Refugee Team came from 55 countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Congo, Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela.

The Olympic Games will conclude on Aug. 8, with the closing ceremony airing on NBC at 7 a.m. ET, 8 p.m. EST.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Join Our Mailing List

    Recent Articles

    California Legislature Passes Bill To
    Protect Abortion Providers And

    On Thursday California lawmakers passed a bill to protect abortion providers as well as patients from civil suits and penalties in other states. The next step for what lawmakers are calling Assembly Bill 1666 is to have Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, who supports abortion rights, sign the bill. It would take effect immediately with his signature.

    Nationwide Devastation For Women As Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

    The Supreme Court ruling, announced this morning, has officially overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that has protected a woman’s right to an abortion for 50 years— now millions of women nationwide have lost their constitutional right to autonomy over their bodies, and will be forced to bring pregnancies to term, no matter the situation. While the implementation of Roe v. Wade will not affect every state, nearly half of the U.S. is likely to ban safe and legal abortions completely.

    U.S. Travel Names Next Chief

    The U.S Travel Association has named a successor to take over from Roger Dow as Chief Executive. Geoff Freeman, who currently leads the Consumer Brands Association, will replace Dow as Chief Executive starting in September. Dow has led the group for nearly a decade, and announced his retirement last month.

    The “Boyfriend Loophole” Delaying Recent Gun Safety Negotiations

    Following recent high-profile incidents of gun violence, negotiations concerning gun safety laws have been going on all across the United States. Congress is working to pass a bipartisan gun safety package, however, the “boyfriend loophole” is proving to be a considerable roadblock in finalizing the package.

    President Biden Signed a Bill to Protect Transgender Children

    Last week, President Biden signed an executive order to help protect transgender children and their access to healthcare. With many conservative state laws aiming to increase barriers for transgender children, Biden’s goal is to counteract their efforts with his new LGBTQI+ order.

    Hey! Are you enjoying NYCTastemakers? Make sure to join our mailing list for NYCTM and never miss the chance to read all of our articles!