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Chicago Tribune - Chicago 2016 Olympics: Barack Obama's adviser talks about strategy

September 22, 2009

By Katherine Skiba Tribune reporterSeptember 19, 2009WASHINGTON - -- President Barack Obama is briefed daily on Chicago's prospects for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games and next...

ABC 7 Chicago - Mrs. Obama to back Chicago's Olympic bid

September 22, 2009

By Stacey BacaSept. 11, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Copenhagen to personally pitch International Olympic Committee members on her home tow...

Chicago Sun-Times - Games riding on Obama?

September 22, 2009

September 12, 2009BY LISA DONOVAN AND FRAN SPIELMAN Staff ReportersThe question could loom for weeks about whether President Obama will lead a Chicago delegation to Denmark i...

Chicago Sun-Times - Michelle Obama to carry the torch

September 16, 2009

First lady and Windy City native Michelle Obama will lead a delegation to Denmark next month in a final push for Chicago's Olympic bid. But her husband, immersed in the battle...

The National Ledger - Michelle Obama and Olympics Longshot: Copenhagen Pitch for 2016 Chicago

September 14, 2009

By Leslie WarrenSep 13, 2009First Lady Michelle Obama will 'pitch hit' for her husband the president and fly to Copenhagen to pitch the bid for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympi...

CBS 2 Chicago - Obama's Final Olympic Pitch Not Assured

September 11, 2009

CHICAGO (CBS) ― The possibility of what could be a fatal blow to Chicago's Olympic hopes was raised Thursday at the White House.A spokesman for President Barack Obama said a t...

WBBM 780 - Will Obama go, or won't he?

September 11, 2009

CHICAGO (CBS) ― The possibility of what could be a fatal blow to Chicago's Olympic hopes was raised Thursday at the White House.A spokesman for President Barack Obama said a t...

Faceoff.com - Poor showing at pre-Olympic events no concern for VANOC

September 11, 2009

Ed Willes, Canwest News ServicePublished: Sunday, September 06, 2009Like blind dates and Vancouver Canuck first-round draft picks, the problem concerning the crowds, or lack o...

IOC Report Finds Problems In Chicago 2016 Plan

September 03, 2009

CHICAGO (CBS) ― The International Olympic Committee highlighted a number of problems with the Chicago's 2016 bid in a new report.The detailed 98-page report issued Wednesday m...

Chicago calling or roll on Rio?

September 03, 2009

Deciding the host city for an Olympics used to be a far simpler affair. The International Olympic Committee would gather, discuss some locations, reject Detroit (seven times!)...

What Next for Olympic Sports Hopefuls?

September 03, 2009

By Ed HulaCourtesy of Around the Ringswww.aroundtherings.comThe way may be cleared for golf and rugby to join the 2016 Olympics.May be.But is all hope lost for any other sport...

MLK III relays lessons from '96 Games

September 03, 2009

By Cheryl BurtonAugust 27, 2009 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Martin Luther King III brought his Olympic experience from Atlanta to Chicago on Thursday.He is backing the city's push to...

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