Can President Obama charm the International Olympic Committee into selecting Chicago as host of the 2016 Olympics?
That will be the goal this week as Obama is traveling to Denmark in support of the United States bid before the IOC’s decision on Friday.
Other locations in the running include Tokyo, Rio de Janiero and Madrid.
According to The White House, Barack and Michelle “will both make presentations to the IOC during Friday’s session. They will discuss why Chicago is best to host the 2016 Summer Games, and how the United States is eager to bring the world together to celebrate the ideals of the Olympic movement.”
The last time the United States were hosts of the Summer Olympics were the 1996 games in Atlanta.
Not that I’m against the Olympics coming back to the United States but it’s interesting to see how much of a priority this is for the President.
I know Michelle has an attachment to her hometown, but if this were Los Angeles or New York instead of Chicago, would it still draw the same attention and support from Obama?
“I think it’s depressing news on top of what’s been a flurry of depressing items when it comes to major league baseball. And if you’re a fan of major league baseball, I think it tarnishes an entire era, to some degree. And it’s unfortunate, because I think there are a lot of ballplayers who played it straight.”
- President Barack Obama on New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez admitting to using steroids between 2001-2003.
Way to disappoint our new President.
One can only imagine what kind of Bronx welcome Yankee fans will have in store come April.