Hockey player Caitlin Cahow on Wednesday would not rule out making a statement in support of gay rights while attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Cahow is one of two openly gay athletes who will officially represent the United States at the Sochi Games. The second athlete is tennis legend Billie Jean King.

Gay rights activists have urged leaders to boycott the games in protest of the nation's “gay propaganda” law, which prohibits public demonstrations of support for the LGBT community.

While the White House has denied that it included the gay athletes to send a message to Russia, Cahow would not rule out making a statement on her own.

(Related: White House says Olympic delegation's gay athletes is no snub.)

“My number one goal is to support the athletes, my teammates, all of Team USA and to represent my country with dignity,” Cahow told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “And if that means making a statement, then so be it. But my main goal is to go over and be as supportive as I can. And just be in Russia and have my presence there demonstrate that this sort of regulation will not be tolerated in the United States, because we believe in dignity and equality. And that's really what we're sending over … We're sending those values.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)