Who will ambassadors around D.C. be rooting for in London Olympics?

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Israel: Ambassador Dr. Michael B. Oren

“I will be rooting for Israel in these London Games. This is the 60th anniversary of an Israeli Olympic presence, as well as our 15th appearance at the games. This year, we have close to 40 Olympians, with a strong female presence, participating in 18 events, including rhythmic gymnastics, tennis, shooting, swimming, sailing, and our best sport, judo. In fact, the first Israeli Olympic medal was won by female athlete Yael Arad in 1992, when she received the silver medal for judo. We look forward to seeing our competitors stand on the podium receiving medals in London. It brings us great pride and joy to see so many talented and driven athletes representing our tiny country.”

Mexico: Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan

“I am of course rooting for Team Mexico and for every single athlete in our national delegation, who I know will give their all in their respective competitions.There are several athletes that might get to the podium, but our best shots are probably Paola Espinosa in the diving competition, Maria Espinoza in taekwondo and there are a couple of other good possibilities in boxing, athletics, as well as our male soccer team.”

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