It's official, First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the Presidential delegation to the Olympic games this summer in London. The delegation was announced today and Mrs Obama will attend the opening ceremony which is scheduled for July 27 with five former medal winners including soccer player Brandi Chastain, NBA basketball star Grant Hill.
“This summer I’ll be cheering on Team U.S.A. at the Olympic Games in London with this distinguished group of champions who truly represent the best of our country,” said First Lady Michelle Obama in a written statement. “Olympians and Paralympians are true American heroes and role models for all of us, especially our young people. And I know that this delegation will help inspire a generation of young people to get into the Olympic spirit by getting active and healthy so they can reach their fullest potential and reach their dreams.”
The complete delegation list and the Olympic medals they have won are listed after the jump:
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President Obama heads south for a day trip to Florida today. He'll be speaking at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) at Disney World in Orlando which is where Mitt Romney spoke yesterday to the same conference where he had a mixed reaction from the audience. Obama's remarks today come a week after announcing the changes in immigration policy for young immigrants. He also won 67% of the Hispanic vote in 2008 so he's likely to get a better review from the conference attendees. After his remarks in Orlando, he heads to Tampa, where he'll have a campaign event at the Hillsborough Community College- this time likely targeting younger voters. He returns to DC late this evening.
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