The Summer Olympics 2016 Quiz Featuring the President and First Lady

The Summer Olympics are in full-swing in Rio de Janeiro. (If you missed our behind-the-scenes look at the ceremony, check it out on the White House Instagram.) As Team USA works on bringing home the gold, President Obama and the First Lady looked back at a few of their favorite golden moments from Olympics-past in a presidential pop quiz. Watch: 

This weekend, President Obama joined Americans across the country in wishing our Olympic and Paralympic athletes the best of luck and thanked them for representing what's best in America: 

When you watch these Games, remember that it’s about so much more than the moments going by in a flash. Think about the countless hours these athletes put in, knowing it could mean the difference in a split-second victory that earns them a lifetime of pride, and gives us enduring memories. It’s about the character it takes to train your heart out, even when no one’s watching. Just hard work, focus, and a dream. That’s the Olympic spirit – and it’s the American spirit, too



This year, the Opening Ceremony in Rio celebrated the culture of Brazil but also took the opportunity to remind the world the threat and challenges climate change pose to people around the world, including athletes. A few athletes — Olympians among them — came to the White House today to discuss exactly how climate change is impacting the world of sports. Olympic snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler and former NFL football player Ovie Mughelli jumped on twitter to answer a few questions about this issue: 

Athletes discuss climate change at the White House

Athletes pose in front of a basketball hoop after participating in a meeting to discuss climate action and preparedness at the White House.