Obama Celebrates America's Olympic Achievements

The president talks to the nation in his weekly address.
3:00 | 08/04/12

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-- -- -- Today I wanna take a break from the back and forth of campaign season and talk about something that's brought us all together this week the Summer Olympics. These games remind us that for all our differences were Americans first. And we could not be proud men and women representing our country and London in both the Olympics and in the paralympics. Last weekend Michelle let the American delegation to London and reaffirm the special relationship we share our strongest ally Great Britain. She met with queen with prime minister Cameron's wife Samantha. She spent some time back our brave service members and altered friends. -- of course she took in as many events she could picture are adults. I got -- -- I was little jealous but -- got to go. But like many of you are caught as many events like court jumping off the couch Europe close race perfect -- I watched the wonderful young women -- -- gymnastics team recapture the team goal for America. -- it's filled with pride watching Gary Douglas when all around gold credible sports -- Watch for -- when haul -- Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympic athlete all. That's our women's soccer team power through the competition and I -- just as proud of all our athletes and sports that don't always get as much attention. The US women's eight continued its growing dominance -- -- another gold -- Q what terrorists want America's first ever gold medal in June and Marty Malloy won a bronze. Kim Brody became the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics weather cold and skeet shoot. Her teammate army Sargent Vincent -- won his second ski school. I also thought that truly difficult journeys that many of our athletes -- So face personals. Were beaten cancer. Some work long shifts multiple jobs to the there'll -- And some hooked on the -- possible. Less than four years ago Reich not -- -- shot three times like us but this week 1400 meters. And as a boy Lopez Hmong fled war persecution and life -- refugee. -- lost boys. Today he's Americans. Representing -- country the Olympics for the second time. So it's no surprise Americans buyer for the top of the medal -- But it's -- the -- come along that inspires us. Most of our athletes claim -- little. It's the character of the men and women who compete for those medals. It's their artwork and -- reports. Countless hours -- in the pool on the track. If their dogged perseverance. And unyielding determination. Through disappointment. And -- It's that copper bolster. That Americans. -- says even though we may have very different stories to tell. Even though we may not all look like her talk like her be dealt the same and if we work hard we can achieve workers. We can make we -- We -- one people with common values and ideals. We celebrate individual excellence. But recognize that only together -- we accomplish great and important things we can accomplish. That's why we watch. That's -- -- she. That's what we come together for two weeks summer and swell with pride and incredible things are polls citizens. Insult to all our Olympic and paralympic athletes. Would be -- competed or have yet to compete. Country could not be Robert -- Thank you for presenting the best of American rest of the world. And thank you for becoming new role models to -- -- include. And inspiring them to believe that if they work hard to do their best they can achieve great things. -- -- this week -- -- We can't wait to welcome. -- -- -- --

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