Words Victoria-Anne Bulley Photography PA Wire Pictured US First Lady Michelle Obama. She urged America's athletes to "have fun, breathe a bit, but also win", as she met them at their training base in east London.
US First Lady Michelle Obama has arrived in London for the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
As the official leader of the USA’s Presidential Delegation to the Olympics, Mrs Obama will sit ringside at the upcoming opening ceremony. The seven-member delegation includes the US Ambassador to the UK, Louis B. Susman, and five former US Olympic Gold medallists.
Her three-day visit includes a reception hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, along with a meeting with the British PM's wife Samantha Cameron.
At a conference held by the Associated Press, Mrs Obama expressed her enthusiasm at the onset of the Games, having been a life-long Olympics follower.
"All these years later I still have those same feelings of pride, excitement and wonder, so being here is otherworldly for me," said Mrs Obama.
Showing her unfaltering support for Team USA, she added proudly, "You’ve got a whole country back home rooting for you – you’ve already won."