The president spoke Friday about Chicago losing the 2016 Olympic bid.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – President Barack Obama spoke about Chicago’s Olympic bid loss on Friday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the president expressed disappointment after his adopted hometown lost the bid to serve as host city for the 2016 Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro in an intense competition that prompted Obama and the First Lady to make a personal appeal to the International Olympic Committee.
Obama is quoted by the AP as stating of the efforts made by he and others in support of Chicago, “You can play a great game and still not win… Although I wish that we had come back with better news from Copenhagen, I could not be prouder.”
Obama further remarked, “I have no doubt that it was the strongest bid possible and I’m proud that I was able to come in and help make that case in person.”
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