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US women’s soccer Swedish coach refuses White House

Published torsdag 28 augusti 2008 kl 12.09
Pia Sunhage, head coach for the US women's soccer team

The US women’s soccer team’s Swedish coach has refused a personal audience with President George Bush.

Pia Sundhage might have led the the US women’s team to Gold in the Beijing Olympics, but says she is not interested in going along to meet Bush with other Olympic Gold medallists.

Speaking to Aftonbladet newspaper, Sundhage made it clear that she doesn’t share Bush’ politics and isn’t interested in meeting him.

But saying ‘no thank you’ to the White House has not gone unnoticed in the US and Sundhage has been deluged with media interest there.

However, seeing as the Swede is all set to renew her contract as the US women’s soccer coach, she did not wish to make any further comments as to her personal reasons for passing up a chance to meet the president.

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