London, Mar 14: Michelle Obama has been appointed to lead the US delegation to the Olympic Games which will be held in London this year.
She will follow in the steps of her predecessors Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, who headed the American delegations to the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy respectively.
The announcement comes during a three-day visit to the United States made by British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron, in which Mr Obama and Mr Cameron intend to focus on foreign policy issues, the Telegraph reported.
The Prime Minister will also go to a basketball game in Ohio with the US President, and fly aboard the presidential plane, Air Force One.
Mrs Cameron will attend a mini-Olympic competition hosted by the First Lady as part of her Let’s Move! initiative, aimed at encouraging fitness and a healthy diet to combat obesity, where children in the Washington DC area will participate in physical activities.
Obama said that her campaign to fight causes of obesity “isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission.” (ANI)