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Michelle Obama attends London 2012, hosts 'Let's Move' event ahead of Olympic kickoff

US First Lady Michelle Obama jogs to the stage to speak during
US First Lady Michelle Obama jogs to the stage to speak duringJewel Samad / AFP - Getty Images

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plays with schoolchildren during a 'Let's Move!' event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students at the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, on July 27.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plays with schoolchildren during a 'Let's Move!' event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students at the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, on July 27.Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

Reuters -- LONDON - "Being here is otherworldly for me, you know. I am still so inspired by all of you. I am still in awe of everything you have achieved," First Lady Michelle Obama told American Olympians on Friday.

She added with a smile: "Try to have fun. Try to breathe a little bit. But also win, right? In the end winning is good."

The highlight of her visit as the lead of the U.S. Olympic delegation will be the Opening Ceremony - a three-hour extravaganza at the Olympic stadium built in a previously run-down area of east London.

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