COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee today announced that first lady Michelle Obama will join U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls at the USOC's 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas on Monday, May 14, to announce a commitment to get more American children active in support of her Let's Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity.
Last week, Mrs. Obama spoke at the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games and this summer she will lead the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The first lady is working to turn the inspiration of the Olympic Games into action by getting more kids healthy and active.
"We're incredibly honored to have Mrs. Obama join us in Dallas to celebrate the accomplishments of America's finest athletes and announce new ways we can all work together to increase access to sport for young children," said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. "The Let's Move! Initiative is an important one and something the entire Olympic family in the United States is eager to support."
The Team USA Media Summit is a three-day opportunity for print, broadcast, internet and photo journalists to conduct interviews and photo sessions with Team USA's top Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls just months prior to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The USOC has hosted a Media Summit each Olympic year since 1988. Previous host cities include Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Houston, New York City and Salt Lake City.