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Friday, October 2, 2009

Obama fails: Rio wins.

President Barack Obama's spokesman says Obama is "disappointed" that Chicago lost out on getting the 20016 Olympics but not sorry he went to Copenhagen to personally appeal for the Games.
Talking to reporters aboard Air Force One as Obama and his wife Michelle flew back to Washington Friday, Robert Gibbs said that Obama "feels obviously proud of his wife for the presentation that she made." Mrs. Obama had gone to Copenhagen ahead of her husband and had lobbied hard for the Summer Games to be brought to her hometown.
Asked if Obama was glad he'd gone there to make a personal pitch for the athletic competition, Gibbs said" Absolutely." He said that the president "would never shy away from traveling anywhere, talking to anyone about this country."
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below. (continues here)

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