Michelle Obama to Lead Olympic Let's Move Campaign

Communities can organize fitness activities through Meetup.com.

Posted: 07/26/2012 11:22 AM EDT

During her role as leader of the presidential delegation to the 2012 London Olympics, First Lady Michelle Obama will take the opportunity to promote her Let's Move campaign against childhood obesity. On Friday, FLOTUS will not only have breakfast with the Queen, Britain's First Lady and the U.S. athletes, but she will also hold an event at the U.S. ambassador's house with 1,000 American and British children. There, they will participate in different sports stations and hang out with athletes like soccer star David Beckham.

 

This will kick off the Let's Move Olympic Fun Day, which will be held Saturday, July 28, the first day of the Olympic Games. The FLOTUS has encouraged communities in the U.S. to coordinate fitness activities through Meetup.com using the Olympics as inspiration.

 

"I wanted to turn that Olympic inspiration into action," she said. "By using these Games as a way to get more kids up and moving. ... As our Olympic athletes begin to compete in London, they will truly be inspiring a generation of young people to get active and strive for excellence."

 

 

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