Heavy hitter Chicagoans such as Oprah Winfrey, First Lady Michelle Obama and now, President Barack Obama traveled to Copenhagen and are pushing for Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. It will be exciting to find out how this will all resolve as we are in competition with other heavy hitters. Included in the countries vying for the high-profile host of the 2016 Olympics are Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) , Japan (Tokyo) and Spain (Madrid).
The Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama and his wife also traveled to Copenhagen to make their final push to be able to host the 2016 Olympics in Tokyo. I also understand that the King of Spain will make his final push as well. Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, the President of Brazil also wants to make sure that Rio de Janeiro wins the bid and he will be traveling to Copenhagen to do just that.
Read the final four cities competing for the win here.
I am telling you, these are high-profile individuals and convincing the IOC (International Olympic Committee) to choose their city is going to be tough. I wouldn’t want to be a member of the IOC at this time.. but then again, why not? You get to meet Presidents and KingsRead more »