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King's forgoes Olympics role for ill mother

NEW YORK (AP) - Billie Jean King will not be able to fulfill her high profile role as a gay member of the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Sochi opening ceremony because her mother is ill.

King has been outspoken in her opposition to Russia's anti-gay law. She also planned to attend ice hockey and figure skating events and meet U.S. athletes during her three-day visit to the games.

King has told The Associated Press that because of her mother's she had to give up her position on the U.S. Presidential delegation due to the failing health of her 91-year old mother, who lives in Arizona.