Dominique Dawes. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

• Michelle Obama
will lead the U.S. delegation at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London next month, the White House announced Friday. The first lady is taking along medalists Brandi Chastain, Dominique Dawes, Grant Hill, Summer Sanders and Gabriel Diaz de Leon — but not Malia or Sasha, we’re told.