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Michelle Obama attends London 2012, hosts 'Let's Move' event ahead of Olympic kickoff

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US First Lady Michelle Obama jogs to the stage to speak during "Let's Move-London" event at the Winfield House in London on July 27, hours before the official start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama plays with schoolchildren during a 'Let's Move!' event for about 1,000 American military children and American and British students at the U.S. ambassador's residence in London, ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, on July 27.

Reuters -- LONDON - "Being here is otherworldly for me, you know. I am still so inspired by all of you. I am still in awe of everything you have achieved," First Lady Michelle Obama told American Olympians on Friday.

She added with a smile: "Try to have fun. Try to breathe a little bit. But also win, right? In the end winning is good."

The highlight of her visit as the lead of the U.S. Olympic delegation will be the Opening Ceremony - a three-hour extravaganza at the Olympic stadium built in a previously run-down area of east London.

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First lady Michelle Obama is hosting an Olympic version of her "Let's Move" campaign and tells TODAY's Al Roker that attending the Games is a proud moment for her after growing in a neighborhood where sports brought the community together