What #OlympicMoment Inspired You?

As the 2016 Summer Olympic Games began in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many people, including several leaders at the Department of State, took to Twitter to celebrate the beginning of this momentous global event and share some of their fondest memories in the history of the Olympic games.

As Secretary of State John Kerry prepared to lead the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Olympic Games, he shared:

Several of the State Department’s senior leadership and Ambassadors also joined in sharing their favorite Olympic memories from some of our most decorated and trailblazing American athletes. Below is a snapshot of memorable Olympic records, Olympic firsts, and the resilience and grit required to compete at the highest levels and represent one’s country through sports and diplomacy.

(English: My favorite #OlympicMoment was when I went to the Olympics in 1992 in Barcelona and saw the original Dream Team.)

With the Olympic games in full swing this week, U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama also reflected on a few of their favorite golden moments and memories from Olympics-past. View their responses in this presidential pop quiz.




If you have not done so already, be sure to join the campaign on Twitter and use #OlympicMoment to share your favorite memories from the current Summer Games in Rio or from the many amazing Olympic moments of the past.

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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, competes against Hungary's Tamas Kenderesi, South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Japan's Masato Sakai, in the men's 200-meter butterfly final at the 2016 Summer Olympics, August 9, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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August 10, 2016


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