Grant Hill, Dominique Dawes Joins First Lady Olympic Delegation

Former US Olympian Dominique Dawes and NBA and former 1996 Olympian Grant Hill, joined First Lady Michelle Obama today during a media conference call outlining the First Lady's trip to London where she will be the US Lead Delegation of the President's Council to the 2012 Olympic Games.

"The President's Council embodies what the First Lady is all about", said Hill.  "She continues to motivate and inspire me as an athlete."

The First Lady will meet with the US Olympic team members and visit the US Olympic training facility at the University of East London.

"Being an Olympian is about pushing yourself, and believing in yourself, and refusing to give up", Mrs. Obama said on the call.

Dominique Dawes, who serves as Co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness delighted in the fact that so many will get a chance to "see other non-traditional sports being played", such as table tennis and trampoline. Dawes has focused on health and fitness since she retired as a gymnast twelve years ago.

While in London the First Lady will host a Let's Move! event with more than 1,000 American and British students and children at the residence of the US Ambassador.

Back at home, kids can join Mrs. Obama on the day of the Opening Ceremony by having an Olympic Fun Day in their neighborhoods.  Families can RSVP and start planning their local Let’s Move! Olympic Fun Day at