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Billie Jean King 'excited' about Sochi

Updated: January 8, 2014, 4:48 PM ET
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Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics.

King will help lead the delegation in the opening ceremony Feb. 7 at the Sochi Games, which has been overshadowed by a recent anti-gay law in Russia, calls for a boycott and criticism from human rights groups.

"It took about 10 seconds," King told The Associated Press on Wednesday about deciding to go to Sochi. "It sends ...

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