Obama to show support for Chicago 2016 Olympic bid at Copenhagen
By Indiantelevision.com Team
(29 September 2009 6:45 pm)


MUMBAI: US President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Copenhagen to lend their support to Chicago 2016.

This is the windy city's bid to win the rights to host the Olympics in 2016.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce the winning city on Friday. Obama will lead Chicago's delegation.

Chicago Mayor Richard M Daley says, “President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama symbolise the hope, opportunity and inspiration that makes Chicago great, and we are honored to have two of our city’s most accomplished residents leading our delegation in Copenhagen,” said Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Pat Ryan says, "There is no greater expression of the support our bid enjoys, from the highest levels of government and throughout our country, than to have President Obama join us in Copenhagen for the pinnacle moment in our bid.

“We are honored that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be with us to extend a hand of friendship on behalf of our nation and the City of Chicago as we seek to welcome the world for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

In addition to the President, First Lady and Mayor Daley, other senior governmental officials in the Chicago 2016 Delegation include White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.

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