Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama backs Chicago's Olympic bid for 2016

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday deliver a strong, personal and highly visible endorsement to the 2016 Olympic bid of his hometown of Chicago.
Obama, who will be busy with healthcare reform, will send his wife Michelle to lobby for Chicago ahead of the vote process.
The International Olympic Committee decides the host city for the 2016 Summer Games on October 2 in Copenhagen.
Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are the finalists.
Rio de Janeiro, bidding becomes the first South American city to host an Olympics, and Chicago is being seen as front-runners.


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