President Barack Obama is introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama (who reportedly stole the show) before he makes a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Obamas’ hometown is in a tight race with Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro as leaders from Spain, Tokyo and Brazil also headed to Copenhagen in hopes of their cities hosting the Olympics.
Previously, the White House said the first lady would be going, but the President felt that the health care issue is in a place that his absence for one day will not have a negative impact.
The International Olympic Committee today eliminated Chicago and Tokyo as contenders to host the 2016 Games. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 games.
THE PRESIDENT’S IOC ADDRESS