Even Super Obama couldn't Rally the Olympics for Chicago in 2014.

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  1. sooner than later profile image61
    sooner than laterposted 9 years ago

    Rio de Janeiro will host the summer games in 2016. I think its good for Brazil. I wonder if it was insulting for the president and first lady when the rest of the world voted Chicago out, especialy because he made a "special" speach and all.

    First round- slam

  2. livelonger profile image91
    livelongerposted 9 years ago

    I think you meant 2016.

    Good for Rio - a beautiful location and Latin America's first Olympics.

    1. sooner than later profile image61
      sooner than laterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I did, i think I was getting the world cup pull confused. Which they won as well.

  3. thranax profile image54
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    I don't want to go to Brazil...I guess I won't be able to go to the Olympics live for a lot more years. I thought Madrid Spain and Japan still had a chance for it to be there?


  4. ronaldoh profile image70
    ronaldohposted 9 years ago

    im surprised, they must be confident Rio has every thing in place.Security must be the biggest issue

    1. sooner than later profile image61
      sooner than laterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      that will be their hurdle(security)

      I was there 3 years ago, I didn't feel very safe in many areas.

    2. maribin profile image61
      maribinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      for sure, it's security reasons,
      what I can recall, there was  one well known actor from India was stranded in the airport for one hour, somewhere in US, for questioning, for sure they can't do that for thousands of people who gonna come here for olympics.
      And also,  US can't give easily a tourist visa to other countries,  while Brazil, they are happy to issue tourist visa, and of course if more tourist will come and visit your countries more money will come.    That's my opinion.

  5. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 9 years ago

    Whoops...swing and a miss...Y'er Out!


  6. livewithrichard profile image85
    livewithrichardposted 9 years ago

    Sucks for us here in Chicago, there were thousands of jobs riding on that bid.  Oh well.

    1. sooner than later profile image61
      sooner than laterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It does. Maybe next time.

  7. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 9 years ago

    Downer for Chicago, but I'd LOVE to go to Rio.  I hear it's awesome.  Following China is a tough act.

  8. johnjones profile image61
    johnjonesposted 9 years ago

    The Amnesty International cited high incidence of police brutality in Chicago as a compelling reason why the 2016 Olympiad should not be held in Obama's city.

    Chicago City has a bad reputation in terms of civil rights violations so I think that was one of the few reasons why Obama's efforts did not bear good results.


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