Obama continues to show Olympic pride
August 9th, 2012
07:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama continues to show Olympic pride

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - President Barack Obama continued to show his Olympic spirit with an unannounced stop at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility here on Thursday, where he said he “couldn’t be prouder” of all U.S. Olympic and Paralympics athletes.

He also took time out to congratulate the U.S. women’s soccer and water polo teams for their gold medals.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Olympics • President Obama
Rafalca competes
August 7th, 2012
02:53 PM ET
Obama favors cutting Olympians' tax bill
August 6th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama favors cutting Olympians' tax bill

(CNN) – When the U.S. Olympic team adds to its medal count, it’s not just the fans and Olympians who celebrate. So does the IRS.

That’s because the U.S. Olympic Committee awards each medalist with a cash prize – $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and 10,000 for bronze – money that the U.S. government has always considered taxable income.

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Horserace turns (almost) literal in London
Jan Ebeling rides Rafalca in the Dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park in London
August 2nd, 2012
08:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Horserace turns (almost) literal in London

(CNN) – The political horserace turned into an actual horserace Thursday in London. Or at least a horse ballet.

Rafalca, the mare co-owned by Ann Romney, made her Olympics debut at Greenwich Park, competing in the individual Dressage Grand Prix event against a crowded field that included horses from at least seventeen other nations.
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Obama's Olympic fever
File photo from November, 2009
August 1st, 2012
01:10 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama's Olympic fever

(CNN)–Like millions of people around the world, President Obama is avidly following the Olympic Games in London.

Mixing politics and sports in the battleground state of Ohio on Wednesday, the president told supporters at a campaign rally in Mansfield to "give it up for all our outstanding American athletes" competing in the international games.

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Olympics day one, Obama shoots hoops
President Barack Obama holds a basketball given to him by the 2012 NCAA Champions University of Kentucky men's basketball team in the East Room of the White House in May
July 28th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Olympics day one, Obama shoots hoops

(CNN) - As the U.S. women's basketball team takes on Croatia and first lady Michelle Obama cheers for the nation's athletes in London, President Barack Obama may also be feeling the Olympic spirit back home.

Obama shot hoops at the FBI building in Washington on Saturday. Meanwhile, both his wife and Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney are overseas experiencing the 2012 Games.
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Olympic wrestler lifts Michelle Obama
July 28th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Olympic wrestler lifts Michelle Obama

(CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama was in London this weekend to give the U.S. Olympic team a boost, and one of the athletes returned the favor.

When wrestler Elena Pirozhkova met Obama on Friday, she asked, "Can I pick you up?"
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On the Trail: July 28, 2012
July 28th, 2012
09:48 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: July 28, 2012

(CNN) - President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will not hold events Saturday. Romney will fly from London to Tel Aviv to begin the second leg of his three country tour. Meanwhile, Romney surrogates will campaign for the Republican candidate on American soil. First lady Michelle Obama will continue her visit to London on Saturday and plans attend a few Olympic events to cheer on Team USA.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Olympics • On the Trail • President Obama
PHOTO: Romneys at London Olympic Opening Ceremony
July 27th, 2012
09:33 PM ET
2 years ago

PHOTO: Romneys at London Olympic Opening Ceremony

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and his wife Ann spent their final night in London watching Friday's Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The presumptive GOP nominee has been in Great Britain since Wednesday as a part of a three country foreign tour that also includes Israel and Poland. He will travel to Tel Aviv Saturday to meet with Israeli leaders, then to Poland on Monday.


Filed under: Ann Romney • Mitt Romney • Olympics
Obama talks middle class in Olympics ad
July 27th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks middle class in Olympics ad

(CNN) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign released a new television ad Friday, set to run during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The 30-second spot, “I believe,” takes a positive tone and features the president talking on the campaign trail about his vision for the middle class.

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