Obama's Olympic well-wishes
June 15, 2012
August 4th, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Obama's Olympic well-wishes

(CNN) – President Barack Obama put politics aside on Saturday, using his weekly address to recognize the sportsmanship, success and sacrifice of the U.S. Olympic team.

Obama stayed stateside – holding official events and hitting the campaign trail – while his wife, Michelle, led the official U.S. delegation to the London games opening ceremony.

"I've got to admit I was a little jealous she got to go," he said. "But like many of you, I caught as many events as I could, jumping off the couch for a close race or a perfect vault."

The United States, with a total of 43 medals, led other countries in the medal count as of Friday evening.

In his address, Obama highlighted some of the most prominent American victories.


Topics: Olympics • President Obama
Happy Birthday President Obama
President Obama plays golf while vacationing on Martha's Vineyard on August 23, 2011 in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
August 4th, 2012
10:57 AM ET

Happy Birthday President Obama

President Obama is 51 years old today and he was not going to waste a minute of his birthday hanging around the house. He was up and out heading to the golf course early. When you're the president do the other golfers let you win on your birthday? Better question might be, when you're the president do the other golfers always let you win?

No matter who wins the golf round after it's over President Obama will travel to the private presidential retreat, Camp David to spend the rest of his birthday with family.

Topics: President Obama • The Family