Sunday, November 9, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Barack Obama's election elevates Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid

Chicago is making its final presentation before the International Olympic Committee chooses the host of the 2016 Summer Games.

A video rolls showing a crowd of some 200,000 -- young and old, black, white, brown and yellow, gay and straight, men and women -- happily gathered in what is called the city's front yard, Grant Park.

Now the video shows the man they have come to see as he emerges from backstage and he walks out to greet the crowd.

And then, in Copenhagen, President Barack Obama, in person, walks out from backstage to join the Chicago 2016 presentation team.

Think that won't have a stunning impact?


Blagica said...

With two weeks left, we encourage everyone in Chicago and beyond to make their own ‘Why Chicago’ video! Tell the world why you think Chicago should host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. All you need is your webcam!

Winning prizes include $5,000 in video production equipment and a behind the scenes look at the 2010 Games – in Vancouver!

You can also win prizes just for voting on the submitted videos! One lucky winner and their friends will get a trip to the USOC headquarters in Colorado.

What are you waiting for? Tell us ‘Why Chicago!’

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