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President Obama appoints Gabby Douglas, more Olympic medalists to posts

President Barack Obama shows his admiration for the American athletes who participated in the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics.

London Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas was among four Olympic medalists appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, in one of Barack Obama‘s final acts as president.

Also appointed were Olympic soccer champion Carli Lloyd, hockey silver medalist Caitlin Cahow and fencing bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Olympic medalists Dominique Dawes, Christa Dietzen, Allyson Felix, Grant Hill, Michelle Kwan, Alonzo Mourning and Chris Paul and Paralympic swimming champion Brad Snyder already have roles on the council.

One month after taking gold in London, Douglas led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention, where Obama was formally nominated to run for re-election.

Douglas also appeared on “The Tonight Show” with First Lady Michelle Obama in 2012 and joined the First Lady for a Let’s Move event in Chicago in 2013.

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