The president was not impressed. Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney and President Obama posed together mimcking her famous "not impressed" facial expression and the comedic turn has become a viral sensation among fans. The White House posted the photo op on their Flickr page. Maroney and the president took the photo onThursday, Nov. 15 when the US Olympic women's gymnastics team, nicknamed the "Fierce Five" went to visit the Commander-In-Chief at the White House. "He was the one who brought it up," Maroney told Associated Press Sports. "We were about to leave and he said, 'I want to talk to you one second about the face.' He said, 'I pretty much do that face at least once a day.'"
Kate Middleton personally greeted and congratulated the U.S. women's gymnastics team at the Olympics yesterday.
The members of the "Fierce Five" were so excited by the surprise introduction that they shared their appreciation on Twitter. The team's captain Aly Raisman tweeted: "Just met princess Kate with @jordyn_wieber @kyla_ross96 & @gabrielledoug she is beautiful & so nice! I told her I loved her style lol :).""Yesterday we met the Duchess, Kate Middleton! She was so nice and she told us she loved our leotards!" tweeted Jordan Wiebler, according to Daily Mail.
Roger Federer beat Alejandro Falla in the first round on Day 1 of the London Games today.
The Grand Slam title-winning Swiss athlete beat Falla of Colombia, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 on Centre Court where he won his last Wimbledon title, his 17th just 3 weeks ago. He has just secured his place for the second round, getting closer to winning his first single gold medal.
The 2012 USA Olympic Swim Team made a YouTube clip set to Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe"
Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps sing the popular song with their team mates in the pool and on their flight headed to Great Britain for the London Games.
"It's no secret that members of the U.S. Olympic swimming team work hard, but there's also a little bit of downtime during training camp," the team says of the video on its website.
The Greek jumper who was expelled from the Olympics for posting a racist remark on Twitter has released an apology statement after the Hellenic Olympic Committee left her in Athens, Greece for the London Games. Triple jumper Voula Papachristou sparked an outcry on social media when she tweeted: "with so many Africans in Greece... at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!"