Thursday, October 1, 2009

Olympic decision tomorrow

Tomorrow the International Olympic Committee will decide the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games. As someone who studied in Spain, I would be thrilled to see Madrid get them. However, I have visited Chicago twice and believe it would make an extraordinary host for the Games. The other two cities are Rio de Janiero and Tokyo. Rio would break a barrier and Tokyo is a world class city as well. President Obama made a last minute decision to over to be part of the final bid presentation. Critics are saying that he should spend more time on health care and Afghanistan. However, it is a short trip and should Chicago get awarded the Games, it would be one of his major accomplishments to date. Also the other candidate cities have heads of state as part of their presentations. Because of this, if Chicago did not get the Games he would be criticized for not going. May the best city win! Opening ceremonies will be here before you know it.

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