Rio 2016: President Obama, Michelle Obama wish Team USA good luck (Video) Rio 2016: President Obama, Michelle Obama wish Team USA good luck (Video)
Friday evening, athletes from across the world will be center stage in Rio as the 2016 Summer Olympics will officially began with the Opening... Rio 2016: President Obama, Michelle Obama wish Team USA good luck (Video)

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Friday evening, athletes from across the world will be center stage in Rio as the 2016 Summer Olympics will officially began with the Opening Ceremonies (this despite two days of actually activity already having been played, include the USA Women’s Soccer team getting their first win of the games).

Leading the USA’s group of delegates will not be President Obama or Vice President Biden, but instead will be led by Secretary of State John Kerry. Obama, along with First Lady Michelle, still took time to send out a special message to the group of athletes representing America on The White House’s official Twitter page:

While it is true that the men’s basketball team isn’t as strong as they could have been or were in past years without LeBron James and Steph Curry on the team, I’m still pretty sure they will be okay and not need the services of a 55-year-old man at the wing – even though it’s no secret that President Obama can ball.

The 2016 Rio Olympics gets underway officially Friday night and will conclude with the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 21. You can catch all the action from Team USA athletes and the rest of the world on the NBC Universal family of networks, with the opening ceremonies starting at 7:30 p.m. EST on NBC.


Henry Okafor

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