Obama Boosting Chicago’s 2016 Olympic Bid

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If you’ve been following the bids for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, you probably know that it’s down to four cities – Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago.  Naturally, Oprah has been heavily involved with trying to get the Games held in her hometown but now the bid is getting another huge supporter – President Barack Obama.

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Obama and his wife, Michelle, will be traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark to pitch to the International Olympic Committee which will be the first time a U.S. president actually showed up in person to beg on behalf of the host city.

“President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama symbolize the hope, opportunity and inspiration that makes Chicago great, and we are honored to have two of our city’s most accomplished residents leading our delegation in Copenhagen,” Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said in a statement. “Who better to share with members of the International Olympic Committee the commitment and enthusiasm Chicago has for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement than the President and First Lady.”

I’d like to see Chicago win the bid but, to be honest, I think they all could be great host cities.

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