The Smithsonian's American Indian Museum and the White House join forces as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to fight childhood obesity.
Native Americans have been an important part of the Olympic Games over the years. From Jim Thorpe to Billy Mills, American Indians have broken boundaries and brought home gold and silver medals in the world's greatest sporting competition. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian joined forces with the White House Saturday as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initative to combat childhood obesity. The two groups hosted an Olympic Fun Day to get kids moving while learning the history of Native Americans in the Olympic Games. Children also had the chance to participate in a Let's Move scavenger hunt Saturday in the Enid A. Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian Castle. Do you have photos from either event? Click "…
What is your favorite Olympic event?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The summer Olympics are just days away, and everyone has a favorite sport, be it discus, basketball, or the javelin throw. What is your favorite Olympic event? If your favorite is not listed below, tell us in the comments.
Reston's Alan Webb hoping for Olympic redemption - starting with this week's Olympic Trials.
This is a big week for South Lakes High School grad Alan Webb. As Webb prepares for this week's U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials, he and his wife, Julia, are just days away from welcoming their first baby. Qualifying for London will be a redemption of sorts for Webb, who still holds the high school mile record, set when he was a South Lakes student in 2001. At the 2004 Games in Athens, he failed to reach the final. In 2008, he did not make the U.S. team for Bejing. Webb, 29, will compete in the 1,500 meters at the trials in Eugene, Ore. However, he is petitioning the U.S. Track and Field Association to possibly compete in the 5,000 meters instead. To make the team, Webb needs to finish in the top three at the trials and also achieve …