There’s something about watching Olympic athletes that makes you want to get off the couch and go break a world record.
Well, maybe not a world record. But at least run around outside.
Which is why Patch is excited to be joining with First Lady Michelle Obama for Olympic Fun Day. The first lady will be leading the U.S. Olympic delegation at the Summer Games opening ceremonies in London on Friday July 27.
Meanwhile, the First Lady's fitness initiative — Let’s Move — and Patch are teaming up to bring Olympic sports to life for you and your family in your town. Here's how:
- Try a sport for yourself: If you (or anyone you know) are interested in trying an Olympic sport, check out Partnership for a Healthier America’s website, where you can track down professionals who offer instruction in your region in everything from swimming to cycling to track and field.
- Find Olympic Fun Day events near you: You can find local Olympic Fun Day events on the First Lady’s Let’s Move website, which right now has a great page about how to set up your own local Olympics, full of fun and fresh air!
- Explore your hometown: Check out our Directory and Events Calendar — we have listings for places that teach everything from karate to weight training. In our calendar of events, you can find day camps where you could learn archery or play soccer. Or if you are looking for a great venue to watch events that are more fun with a crowd, check out our listing of great local sports bars.
Watch the 2012 Olympic opening ceremonies tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. on NBC. For a full Olympic line-up, including all the games, visit www.nbcolympics.com.