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Jason Brown Prepares to Meet President Obama

Brown is set to meet the President at a White House event Thursday



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    American figure skater Jason Brown has at least one thing in common with President Barack Obama.

    The U.S. ice skating sensation from Highland Park, who took home a bronze medal in the Sochi Olympics earlier this year, is set to meet the President Thursday in an event at the White House.

    The President “will congratulate the Olympians and Paralympians on their performance and thank them for representing the United States during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia,” the White House said.

    “I don’t know how I’m going to handle it,” Brown said on the TODAY show Wednesday. “All I can think about is I’m from Illinois too. I have no idea what I’m going to tell him. I’m going to be shaking so much.”

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    Brown, who skated in a special TODAY Show performance at Rockefeller Rink Wednesday, will also be in Washington D.C. to attend the United States Olympic Committee’s inaugural “Best of U.S.” Awards Show at Warner Theatre.

    Following his Washington affairs, Brown is set to perform in 12 of 20 shows with “Stars on Ice,” which will also features his teammates and fellow Midwest skaters Meryl Davis, Charlie White and Gracie Gold.

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    He is scheduled to return to the Chicago area for a performance at the Allstate Arena May 3.

    “I’m so excited to be doing this with my teammates,” he said. “It’s going to be a great show.”

    The teen skater said his Olympic journey and post-Sochi life has been “surreal.”

    “I still don’t believe it,” he said. “None of it makes sense to me right now. It’s so amazing.”