A few weeks ago the Unbiased Writer featured a story about the 2016 Olympic Bid. Here is the update:
Oprah joined Mayor Daley, Michelle Obama and other dignitaries in Copenhagen this week for the last hard-sell opportunity before Friday’s vote by the International Olympic Committee, that will determine which city will host the games seven years from now. The decision tomorrow could be a landmark in Chicago history.
Over the past few weeks, talk show diva Oprah Winfrey has taken an active role in helping secure the 2016 Olympic bid for Chicago. “I love this city, because this city has been so great to me and I know what this city has to offer,” Winfrey said. “My message is really about my love for Chicago and … the spirit that we know the games will bring and the spirit that the people of Chicago will bring to the Games.”
In addition, first lady Michelle Obama has spent much of her time meeting with IOC members in a private suite at the official hotel. The brief meetings have given her an opportunity to share her story of growing up she grew up on the Chicago’s South Side, near where most of the venues would be. In addition, her goal is to assure IOC members that Chicago is sincere about its desire to use the Olympics to inspire children and transform their lives.
Though IOC members would not divulge their preferences, a couple suggested the race was down to three. “I think Rio, Chicago and Madrid are all hot,” said IOC member Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, his omission of Tokyo noteworthy. With only hours left till the decision is made, will Chicago stand a chance? What do you think?