Ambassador Rice at the London Olympics

Posted by Alex McPhillips
August 13, 2012
Ambassador Rice With Members of Presidential Delegation to London Olympics

Thanks to continuing innovations in sports broadcasting and social media, it was easier this year than ever before to catch a glimpse of the Olympic Games from just about any vantage point -- from above the mat to underwater to behind the scenes with the First Lady. Over a brilliant final two days in London, Ambassador Susan E. Rice, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, used technology to give fans a view from the crowd.

With Storify, we bring you the very best moments of Ambassador Rice's weekend as the leader of the U.S. Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony. Read about former Sudanese "Lost Boy" Lopez Lomong, now a U.S. citizen and two-time U.S. Olympian, who ran against British superstar Mo Farah in the 5000-meter finals; championship-caliber performances by Kevin Durant, Candace Parker, and the gold medal winners of USA men's and women's basketball; and a spectacular Closing Ceremony at Olympic Stadium in London. Ambassador Rice tweeted about her pride in the accomplishments of our American athletes -- including, 40 years after Title IX, the 29 gold medals won by American women -- and highlighted the special relationship the United States shares with our strong ally, the United Kingdom.

For more on U.S. work at the United Nations, follow @AmbassadorRice and @USUN on Twitter and 'Like' Ambassador Rice on Facebook.

Editor's Note: On Saturday, Ambassador Rice tweeted the above photo with the names of her co-delegates, Ben Rhodes, Michelle Kwan, Curtis Pride and Reggie Love, along with, #GoTeamUSA!

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