U.S. First Lady Jill Biden to Watch Olympic Swimming on Saturday

U.S. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is in Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games and she will be watching swimming on Saturday, according to CNN.

Her schedule shows she will be at the swimming venue at 7 pm local time, in time for the first evening prelims session which will see the:

  • Men’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 100 Fly
  • Men’s 400 Free
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Men’s 100 Breast
  • Women’s 4×100 Free Relay

U.S. President Joe Biden is not part of the U.S. Delegation in Tokyo. The last time a U.S. president directly attended the Olympics was in 2008 when former U.S. President George W. Bush attended the Beijing Olympics.

In 2012, former U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision nominated former First Lady Michelle Obama to the Presidential Delegation to attend the Games but he did not go. In 2016, Obama and the First Lady did not attend.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan attended the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, of course.

French President Emmanuel Macron is also in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, but his schedule has not been made public. 

There was a relatively low turnout of world leaders at the Tokyo Opening Ceremony. Macron, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg were the only European Union leaders present, according to POLITICO. And there were less than 20 world leaders present, the Japan Times reported.

Former prime minister Shinzo Abe decided not to attend, citing Japan’s state of emergency with the coronavirus pandemic.

Macron’s Olympic schedule has not been made public.

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Drake
1 month ago

we do not care

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Sore loser

Not Tapered
Reply to  Texas Tap Water
1 month ago

Hopefully she brought some cookies to hand out.

Sam B
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

“we” = you

Observer
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

I think it’s great, particularly given the circumstances. First Lady there to cheer on the US swimmers. Go Team USA!

Dan
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Ha! True. Is this news, that she is attending, supposed to make us more comfortable, more patriotic, both, other, neither?

Not Tapered
1 month ago

In person? Thought no spectators allowed?

Swimmingly
Reply to  Not Tapered
1 month ago

I have a problem with the us treating the unelected spouse like royalty. FFS even the Brits don’t elevate the PMs spouse

Would have felt the same was if Melania was sent

Did the the spouses of all the countries PMs and presidents go?

Feel even moreso when that disabled athletes mom couldn’t go, yet Dr B gets to? Boo USOC

Other guy
1 month ago

Ppl from both sides really can’t stay away from the comments when they see the name Biden

Yozhik
Reply to  Other guy
1 month ago

The easiest target 😀

Joe
Reply to  Other guy
1 month ago

You don’t remember when Trump was president?

GATOR CHOMP 🐊
1 month ago

In more important news, carson foster just went 4:08.6 in the 4Im

Dudeman
1 month ago

Oh good, I was wondering what her plans were

Yup
1 month ago

How about you dine with your husband and talk about fixing the economy and getting MA vaccinated?

Yozhik
Reply to  Yup
1 month ago

Talking can be a problem 😀

Last edited 1 month ago by Yozhik
mara
Reply to  Yup
1 month ago

economy seems pretty good to me, I just got a 50k pay increase. Jobs everywhere here in the north east

Owlmando
1 month ago

If she gets to choose what she watches, pretty cool its swimming

Observer
Reply to  Owlmando
1 month ago

Agree – people are so negative with these comments. There are few spectators and the First Lady is there to support the US Olympic team, and swimmers in particular. Go Team USA!

Erik
1 month ago

What a coincidence, I’m going to watch too! 🙄