First lady to attend Olympic Games opening
March 13th, 2012
09:52 AM ET
8 years ago

First lady to attend Olympic Games opening

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, an administration official said Tuesday.

Obama will announce her upcoming trip at an event later Tuesday with Samantha Cameron, the wife of visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron.


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    Lead the way Madam First Lady!

    March 13, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  2. Wvazoe

    That makes me proud.

    March 13, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  3. sarah -Dumfries,VA

    That's great Obama's 2012

    March 13, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Probably a smart move to announce the first lady, and not her famous husband. This makes it easier for him to drop in for an unannounced visit if he so chooses. But, I would tend to doubt that he would make a London appearance because the The Games will be taking place too close to the end of the Act 1 of the general election campaigns.

    Does anyone remember seeing George W. Bush sitting in the stands at the 2008 Beijing Games? Heck, I would have claimed jet lag fatigue before I would have humiliated my self and country sitting in that undistinguised location.

    March 13, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    A vacation is a vacation, I suppose.

    March 13, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  6. Nelson Colorado Springs Co.

    Go for it. The First lady of the UNITED STATES OF ARERICA MRS Michelle Obama

    March 13, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  7. george of the jungle

    good choice she is an asset to this country. Repos have at it this should send you all into a tail spin. Ever count all the negitive stuff posted in these comments. Add them up and see which group is the most negitive, This goes along with her push for excersise and good eating.

    March 13, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  8. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Have fun, Mrs. Obama! You will do us proud!

    An Independent for Obama.

    March 13, 2012 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Joan

    She will be a perfect representative at the Olympics opening. She loves fitness and sports and will also present a positive image of the US overseas which is much needed right now in light of the last couple of weeks in Afghanistan. Also, she will probably have a meeting with the Queen because it has been often reported over there that the Queen really likes the Obamas. They were invited to stay at her personal palace on their last visit which is not the usual case for visiting leaders. By the way, with the hundreds and hundreds of great photos of the First Lady out there, could you not pick a more flattering picture to run with the story? This looks photoshopped or something. It doesn't look like her.

    March 13, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Lots of heads of state go to these international functions. Have a great time First Lady Michelle Obama.

    March 13, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    A vacation is a vacation, I suppose.
    Is gunboat diplomacy the only flavor of diplomacy that conservatives understand?

    March 13, 2012 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    cali girl

    Lots of heads of state go to these international functions. Have a great time First Lady Michelle Obama.
    But she's NOT a head of state.

    March 13, 2012 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  13. Sorensen

    Anywhere this Lady goes, the image of the USA goes up and up. We are so lucky to have her.

    March 13, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  14. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Yeah, what's one MORE vacation aqt the taxpayers expense?! Hopefully this will be the last one on OUR dime and these 1%ers can start paying for their own vacations every other month.

    March 13, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  15. WireweirdinSF

    Hey, its another taxpayer funded vacation. Why not she has had 16 vacations, all of them taxpayer funded in three years. I have not even been able to get one I fund myself. Such is the hypocrisy of the democrat liberals.

    March 13, 2012 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. Republican who supports President Obama

    Very happy to hear this. I wish our President was able to step away from the partisan fighting to show his support. For the complainers – stop your whining. This is the Olympic games! We are sending our best athletes to compete on the world stage. There should be representation from our government – regardless of Dem or Gop sitting in office.

    Thank you Mrs. Obama.

    March 13, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  17. Joi Gibson

    The First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama!!!

    She is fantastic and a great representative for our country.


    March 13, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  18. Marie MD

    Great ambassador for our country! The First Lady doesn't mind getting her hands dirty and she seems like a lot of fun and with a good sense of humor and not full of herself.

    March 13, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  19. diridi

    It is o.k, but we can not afford unnecessary trips like these....Strong Obama baker....Obama2012.
    PS: Nationalize all the Oil companies, price drops like crazy.

    March 13, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  20. LibertyLesson

    Why were she and her husband required to relinquish their licenses to practice law in Illinois?

    March 13, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  21. Anonymous

    Cue the extreme rightwing hatemonkeys in 3,2,1....

    March 13, 2012 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |