Feb. 7 - White House releases video of President Obama addressing the U.S. Olympic team. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Addressing members of the U.S. Olympic team and U.S. Paralympic team, President Barack Obama wished athletes "good luck" and advised them to "bring out your A-game when it matters most." "We're also proud of what you've done to get this far. You have worked tirelessly, practicing day after day, for years to become some of the finest athletes in the world. You excelled at the very highest levels of competition. Bring out your A-game when it matters most," Obama said in a video released by the White House. "You inspire us. We're going to be watching, and we're going to be rooting for you," the President added. The 2014 Olympic Games opened Friday in Sochi, Russia.