MUMBAI: US President Barack Obama and his wife First Lady Michelle Obama will
be in Copenhagen to lend their support to Chicago 2016.
is the windy city's bid to win the rights to host the Olympics in 2016.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce the winning city on Friday.
Obama will lead Chicago's delegation.
Mayor Richard M Daley says, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
symbolise the hope, opportunity and inspiration that makes Chicago great, and
we are honored to have two of our citys most accomplished residents leading
our delegation in Copenhagen, said Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley.
2016 Chairman and CEO Pat Ryan says, "There is no greater expression of the
support our bid enjoys, from the highest levels of government and throughout our
country, than to have President Obama join us in Copenhagen for the pinnacle moment
in our bid.
are honored that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be with us
to extend a hand of friendship on behalf of our nation and the City of Chicago
as we seek to welcome the world for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
addition to the President, First Lady and Mayor Daley, other senior governmental
officials in the Chicago 2016 Delegation include White House Senior Advisor Valerie
Jarrett, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.