He may not have been able to attend the Sochi Olympics, but Vice President Joe Biden is set to return to the world sporting event stage this summer by hanging out at the World Cup, the White House announced today.
Biden is very excited. "You know, we have our Super Bowl, we have our World Series, we have the NBA Finals, we have March Madness, but my Lord, it is nothing quite like the World Cup," he said today as he and Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled the World Cup trophy.
Kerry, meanwhile, stuck with boring comments like "I can't think of anything that unifies people as much, brings out the best and shows our commonality, the common spirit of sportsmanship, the common spirit of competition, the common spirit of great athleticism."
What can we expect when Biden goes to Rio this summer? We'll let history be our guide. Here's a look at Biden's best moments at past sporting events:
Winter Olympics, 2010
Doing the wave during a ski jumping event (AP)
Ignoring Peggy Fleming (AP)
Meeting past Olympic ice hockey stars. (Reuters)
Army Navy NCAA football game, 2012
Meeting a Medal of Honor recipient (AP)
Olympic Men's Exhibition Basketball Game, 2012
With his boss, left and bored granddaughter, right (AP)
World Cup 2010
Watching South Africa play Mexico (AP)
Trying not to look bored while watching the United States play England (AP)
Little League World Series, 2009
With an "unidentified Little League usher" (AP)
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