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All-American Superheroes Lose Olympic Bid

10/2/2009 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You know you're screwed when the supreme intergalactic powers of President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey combined aren't enough for a successful bid to host the 2016 Olympics in Chicago.

Chicago was just eliminated from consideration for the 2016 Olympics -- in fact, it was eliminated in the first round of voting.

The winning city was Rio de Janeiro -- which, if you think about it, is awweeeesome!

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76.

Legal Eagle    

BTW, I love Chef Kookie--I've started a catalogue of his recipes. . . stop removing his posts, I consider them a public service. . . I like to eat, he likes to post on food.

Kookie's a genuis.

Long live Chef Kookie.

1813 days ago
77.

Legal Eagle    

Um, why does TMZ imbed active links into our posts?

I did NOT embed any active links in my post, nor can I vouch for what is contain therein. Thanks, you suck TMZ. This is as good as saying that I support, honor, or consider credible those behind such active links. . . . Jacka*ses.

1813 days ago
78.

CathyT    

Is really tired of Oprah!!! Being the president of the United States I think it's a great thing for Obama to do his best for the Olympic bid. Oprah, go back to your talk show, you do NOT represent the average American...unless of course they are black, have just written a novel that strikes your fancy, or have some sort of celebrity status that will lift your ratings and contribute to your connections. Obama, please get rid of this over bearing, over rated, holier than thou side kick you've picked up along the way. GET REAL!

1813 days ago
79.

Lori    

The majority of Chicagoans are rejoicing at this moment for NOT being picked for the Olympics. For as much as the celebrities and politicians (doesn't the Prez have anything better to do????) fought for the games.....the truth is, the people of Chicago did NOT want to be saddled with the mess nor the cost of hosting the games.

We are indeed celebrating!

1813 days ago
80.

mia    

Legal Eagle, using your "logic" then no major US city should host the Olympics, because all of them have similar problems. You think LA has any transportation infrastructure? You think they don't have traffic jams? You think they don't have budget woes? (Hell, the entire STATE of California is a financial mess!)

Do you even live in Chicago? If not, then STFU.

1812 days ago
81.

mia    

Ben, you're full of sh*t! The "majority" of Chicagoans are NOT rejoicing, just reich-wingnut idiots like you who are abusing the Olympics issue in order to attack Obama. You don't even live in Chicago.

1812 days ago
82.

mia    

CHICAGO (September 29, 2009)—A new poll conducted by Zogby International indicates that Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to enjoy widespread support both locally and nationally. The poll found that 72 percent of Chicagoans surveyed want the Games in Chicago, and nationally the figure is 82 percent.

1812 days ago
83.

making a change    

President Obama and Oprah can pat themselves on the back for a job well done.

1812 days ago
84.

mia    

See Ben, 72 percent of Chicagoans wanted the Olympics to be in Chicago. Go back to math class, dumb f*ck.

1812 days ago
85.

Janet    

Maybe because the president shouldn't be working that closely with a 'celebrity'.

1812 days ago
86.

A. Minnitman    

For a good time meet me at wacker dr. I'll be wearing a tin foil hat and pushing a shopping cart full of rags. Till then kisses XXX

1812 days ago
87.

mia    

Sorry smelly, but I live in a high rise condo that overlooks the lake and the park, not lower Wacker. And I wear Max Mara, not tin foil. But nice try.

"CHICAGO (September 29, 2009)—A new poll conducted by Zogby International indicates that Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games continues to enjoy widespread support both locally and nationally. The poll found that 72 percent of Chicagoans surveyed want the Games in Chicago, and nationally the figure is 82 percent."

1812 days ago
88.

A. Minnitman    

This poor guy just can't get anything done. He appears to have an attention deficit disorder.

1812 days ago
89.

reina    

Jonathan, I'm with ya, and so are alot of others!

1812 days ago
90.

A. Minnitman    

Tamara, I thought they were going to knock down that high-rise project? And they're calling them "condos" now too. Hey wahtever makes you feel better T.

1812 days ago
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