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Business Trip

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

It's a trip that almost never happened.

Every member of the U.S. Olympic team will greet the President at the White House this month. But because of money concerns, most of the team was almost forced to stay home.

The USOC is looking at a $17 million budget shortfall in the next 4 years.

Last month, boards for each sport were told they would only be able to send 2 athletes per sport. But that decision was reversed after an outcry from athletes and coaches.

Eight hundred athletes will now make the trip at a cost of $800 per athlete.


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