President Barack Obama speaks at the White House to promote Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics with First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday. Other attendees include Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee and the world’s fastest amputee, April Holmes, who joined them as they watched a judo demonstration and then jokingly fenced.
President Obama announced last week he would not be able to travel to Denmark to help his hometown host the Olympics. But he said he’d send the first lady instead. She and Valerie Jarrett, one of the President’s senior advisors and close friend of the first lady, will meet with the International Olympic Committee next month.
Check out the fun photos of the event below.