As she kicks off Olympic events, First Lady plays with British and American kids at Winfield House...
"Had so much fun playing at the @nickelodeonpr @letsmove event! Beckham, spongebob, power rangers and olympians getting active w kids! -mo," First Lady Michelle Obama wrote on the @LetsMove Twitter account on Friday after hosting the Let's Move! London event, her first big overseas event for her childhood obesity campaign. Above, Mrs. Obama with LA Galaxy star David Beckham.
Mrs. Obama welcomed more than 1,000 kids (or 2,000 kids, depending on which White House memo one believes), Olympians and sports stars to the fitness fest held at the Regent's Park home of US Ambassador Louis Susman. Read all about the event here.
are being issued on @LetsMove. Click here for links to all Olympic posts. (Above: Mrs. Obama plays with kids)
The Let's Move! London event was co-sponsored by Nickelodeon’s The Big Help pro-social campaign and the Department of State, and included sports stations, performances and chances for the kids to meet Olympic and Paralympic legends.
Joining the fun were members of the U.S. delegation along with David Beckham, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Teresa Edwards, Emily Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Shawn Johnson, Carl Lewis, Dikembe Mutombo, Dara Torres, members of the 2012 US Track and Field Team and Manchester United legends, among others.
SpongeBob was on hand for the event, as was the University of Florida Gator Marching Band, Mark Ronson, Katy B. and Nickelodeon’s DJ J Boogie and Jeff Sutphen, and Irish boy band The Wanted. (Above: The Gators performing)
Mrs. Obama scores a goal on SpongeBob:
*Reuters photos; video from The Guardian