August 4th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
(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.