Dallas -- Flanked by more than two dozen U.S. athletes, First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday announced an initiative to expose more than 1.7 million American children to Olympic sports.
Obama, who will lead the presidential delegation to the Opening Ceremonies in London this summer, said the new partnership between the U.S. Olympic Committee and her “Let’s Move!” initiative could inspire the next generation of gold medalists.
“Once they’re engaged, that’s when coaches and instructors can step in and become mentors,” she said. “That’s when being active can become a lifetime habit.”
The new partnership calls for...