President Obama delivers a personal message to Team USA.
In a video message posted on the White House web site, the president congratulated everyone representing the U.S. a the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Hello Team USA. I just want to say congratulations and good luck to everyone representing the red, white and blue at the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games this year.
We couldn't be prouder of you and we can't wait to see what you accomplish in the next few weeks.
We are also proud of everything 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've excelled at the very highest levels of competition.
You bring your 'A' game when it matters the most, competing with vigor and winning with grace.
You've dedicated yourselves to the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence in your sport and in your lives.
So you inspire us. We're going to be watching and we're going to be rooting for you.
So on behalf of all your fans around the country including everybody in the Obama family, good luck and go Team USA."