First lady Jill Biden to stop in Hawaii after attending Tokyo Olympics

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Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 2:41 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 1:50 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - First lady Jill Biden will be making a stop in Hawaii later this month.

She’s expected to be on Oahu on July 24 and 25 — on her way back from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Details on her full itinerary have not yet been released, but the White House said she plans to hold an event during her stay in Hawaii.

Dr. Biden, 70, is fully vaccinated and will be among the select few allowed to attend the opening ceremony in Japan on July 23. The games were initially postponed because of the pandemic, but are now moving ahead despite a state of emergency being declared in Tokyo as cases spike.

This marks her first solo trip abroad as first lady.

It is common for the first lady to attend the games. Dr. Biden last attended the Winter Olympics in 2010 alongside then-Vice President Joe Biden.

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