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Welcoming #TeamUSA to the White House

Today, the President and the First Lady honored the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House.

Today, the White House welcomed members of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House to honor their participation and success in this year’s Games in Rio. As the President said at the reception, this is the last time during his presidency that he'll welcome Olympians and Paralympians at the White House.

Take a look at how President Obama and First Lady welcomed #TeamUSA for the last time and some of the highlights from today's visit:

Watch: The President honors the Olympic and Paralympic teams 

Read the President's remarks to the 2016 USA Olympic and Paralympic Teams

The #FinalFive Takeover Instagram 


Hi @Instagram! The #FinalFive here, taking over the account as @TeamUSA visits the White House today for a ceremony with President Obama. We were so honored to represent the United States in #Rio2016 and we couldn't be more excited to be here! Stay tuned as we show you what’s up at the White House. @usagym #TeamUSA


It's a little nervewracking to meet the President of the United States, so we're getting into the zone the only way we know how. #FinalFive #TeamUSA

The White House East Wing is where many of the big events take place in the White House. @LaurieHernandez_ decided to take advantage of the dance floor in the State Dining Room. #FinalFive #TeamUSA

Final 5- Instagram takeover

That's a wrap! We’d like to think we stuck this takeover. And President Obama gave his best shot to a split with us today, too. Thanks so much to the President, First Lady @MichelleObama, and @VP for having us. #FinalFive out!


Laurie 1

Laurie 2


Want to see more? Watch the White House Snapchat for an inside look at today's visit.



Jazmin Kay is an intern in the Office of Digital Strategy.