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Michelle Obama has arrived at the London Games to lead the U.S. delegation, starting her Friday schedule by having breakfast with American Olympians.
The first lady has a busy itinerary, including an event later Friday to promote healthy living with more than 1,000 children expected, then a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, followed by the opening ceremony at Olympic Stadium.
On Saturday, Mrs. Obama is scheduled to meet with Samantha Cameron, the wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, before watching American athletes on the first full day of Olympic competition. She's scheduled to see more events before departing Sunday.
Other first ladies who have led recent U.S. Olympic delegations include Hillary Clinton at Lillehammer in 1994 and Laura Bush at Turin in 2006.
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Michelle Obama formally opened her stint as leader of the U.S. Olympics delegation on Friday morning, attending a breakfast with American Olympians and saying she was ''just in awe'' of their company.
The U.S. first lady mingled with athletes afterward, posing for photos, shaking hands and sharing hugs with dozens of the Olympians who signed up to attend.
Michelle Obama got a rather unique greeting from a U.S. wrestler on Friday while visiting Team USA's training center. While the rest of the team was content with hugs, Elena Pirozhkova decided she was going to pick up the first lady -- with her permission, of course -- and make the moment that much more memorable. "I will only meet her once," Pirozhkova said as justification...
London Now: Team USA welcomes first lady Michelle Obama
Making direct personal contact with the wife of the Leader of the Free World is typically frowned upon, let alone picking her up, but U.S. Olympics wrestler Elena Pirozhkova apparently received permission, so she went for it, hoisting Michelle Obama off the ground when the First Lady visited Team USA’s training center at the University of [...]
Worst goalie ever.
Not sure, but I think this was staged.
Have a great weekend family!
[H/T to SportsGrid]
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