First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the presidential delegation to the 2012 London Olympic games, which begin with the opening ceremony on Friday, July 27. Her visit will include eating breakfast with U.S. athletes and visiting with the Queen, as well as Britain's First Lady. But Friday will also offer an opportunity to promote her anti-childhood obesity campaign, Let's Move, with an event at the U.S. ambassador's house, involing 1,000 American and British children, reported the Los Angeles Times.
That event will kick off the Let's Move Olympic Fun Day, designated for Saturday, July 28, the first day of the Olympic games and, the First Lady hopes, an opportunity to get kids moving with Olympic-inspired fitness.
"I wanted to turn that Olympic inspiration into action," Mrs. Obama told reporters during a phone conference yesterday. "By using these Games as a way to get more kids up and moving. ... As our Olympic athletes begin to compete in London, they will truly be inspiring a generation of young people to get active and strive for excellence."
Other members of the delegation include former and current professional and Olympic athletes, Brandi Chastain, Dominique Dawes, Gabriel Diaz de Leon, Grant Hill and Summer Sanders.