President Obama To Make Pitch For Olympics

President Barack Obama has arrived in Copenhagen to make a personal pitch in support of Chicago's Olympics bid.

The president's plane landed early Friday morning in the Danish capital, where he is spending less than five hours. Backers of Chicago's bid hope the trip would be sufficient to give Obama's adopted home town the advantage it needs to win the close, four-way race to become the host city of the 2016 Summer Games.

The other cities vying for the games are Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo. Many International Olympic Committee members are thought to be undecided about which city they would vote for Friday.

The White House hopes Obama's pitch on the last day of deciding would push Chicago over the top.


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  • by PHONEJACK Location: G-VEGAS on Oct 4, 2009 at 04:59 AM
    Obama needs to make a pitch for the JOBLESS
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2009 at 04:55 AM
    This is over with Chicago lost BOOOO HOOOO PLEASE take this story off the menu,OLD NEWS
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    was tj trying to spell Europeans?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM
    9HEY BW and LAVON I guess You guys will say this is GEORGE BUSHS FAULT!IF you want to learn more listen Rush or Hannity on the radio.790AM 94.3FM
  • by TJ on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    Hey PUREBREAD I just got the news to I'm glad the Olympic committee voted this down(LOWEST VOTES OF ALL)YOU GO YOU MAJORITY WHITE EUORPINGS!
  • by PUREBREAD on Oct 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    HA! HA! OBAMA GOT SLAPPED IN THE FACE NO OLYMPIC GAMES IN CHICAGO.CHICAGO GOT THE LOWEST VOTES OF ALL! THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO ARE REJOICING!
  • by BW on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:07 AM
    Lavon I've come to the conclusion it doesn't matter what Obama do or say these people will be against him, I just consider the source. You and I know what it's about if he was a white president and told them and there children to shovel cow manure they would and would be glad to. So continue to pray for our president. No weapon formed againist Him shall prosper.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Oct 2, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    All you folks talking about he needs to be trying to fix this country, well he is trying to fix it but your trying to stop him from fixing it...
  • by Anne Location: Carteret County on Oct 2, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Not only do we not have the money to host the Olympics, we don't need to be opening the floodgates to allow any more potential terrorists to enter this country and disappear into the woodwork because we don't keep track of visitors. I don't think Obama is exactly wrong to seek to have the Olympics here because it would be an honor but I'd prefer that a nation that is less of a "target" in these trying times should host the next round of games.
  • by bs Location: enc on Oct 2, 2009 at 05:34 AM
    gotta agree with you guys>> Somebody < obama > needs to to get their priorities straight. we need employment not olympics.
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