Via US Embassy London/Flickr:
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Let’s Move! event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students in London today. The event took place at the Ambassador’s residence Winfield House. The kids had the chance to meet Olympic and Paralympic legends including David Beckham, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Teresa Edwards, Emily Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Shawn Johnson, Carl Lewis, Dikembe Mutombo, Dara Torres, members of the 2012 US Track and Field Team and Manchester United legends, among others.
Nickelodeon, The NBA and USA Basketball, U.S. Tennis Association, USA Field Hockey, USA Track and Field, Manchester United and Right to Play provided sports stations for kids to get into the Olympic spirit by getting active.
The Wanted, the University of Florida Gator Marching Band, Mark Ronson, Katy B. and Nickelodeon’s DJ J Boogie and Jeff Sutphen, the Power Rangers and SpongeBob helped entertain the kids throughout the event
Active links added above.
- Michelle to Host Massive “Let’s Move” Bash (whitehousedossier.com)
- London 2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama travels to London to support Team USA and promote youth sport interest (standard.co.uk)
- Comaneci rues the demise of perfect 10 (reuters.com)
- First Lady to lead U.S. delegation to London Olympics (whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com)