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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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121.

Sue    

Just the fuel alone for Air Force One for the trip was almost 2 million dollars. That doesn't include the crew and staff.

1845 days ago
122.

Phishsteak    

Way to go Rio! What numbskull would actually believe that Chicago could win that bid? Anywhere in America couldn't win now. We are looked at very negatively by most of the world. They see our President as a joke. I thought Tokyo would win. Less crime than Rio. Too many people would have been murdered in Chicago as well. Mr. President.....what are you doing about all the school children getting MURDERED in Chicago? Oh, sorry, you're busy playing with light sabers...........

I grieve for humanity.

1845 days ago
123.

Abby    

We needed to bring a better representation of our athletes to lobby for the olympics moving to Chicago. We have so many fine olympic athletes that could represent our country rather than Oprah. She doesn't look like she could run the 100yd dash and they don't have a hot dog eating contest yet.

1845 days ago
124.

snipe    

i cant wait to hear about people getting kidnapped over in rio when the games begin remember people stay in tourist areas

1845 days ago
125.

Fan Since 2007!!!    

Time and tax dollars blown away on a worthless gesture that ended in the worse collosal failure imaginable as the natiob's economy hemmorhages...

I can't wait for the critics to cut loose...

Who else saw him stumbling as he congratulated Rio?

Gonna be GREAT week!

1845 days ago
126.

Buckz    

Funny how only the Chicagoans see themselves as friendly.
I've been there several times.
Maybe they should learn to see themselves and their town as others see them, and not how they wish themselves to be.
I think Rio will do very well. The citizens don't seem full of themselves as the citizens of other cities that were in the running.

1845 days ago
127.

ONALEE    


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1845 days ago
128.

Virginia    

Pres. Obama, Michelle, and Oprah couldn't pull their little strings. When is the race card going to be blamed? Rio is terrific.

1845 days ago
129.

chuva    

I am glad that the Chicago did not win! It will be difficult to watch the Summer Games in the US because the US Embassy in Manila charges exhorbitant fees just for tourist visas not to mention the chances of visa denials.

Congratulations to BRAZIL! Viva.

1845 days ago
130.

A. Minnitman    

Could it just be that Obama's presence in the White House just isn't needed? I know that in these times of mediocrity, being able to "delegate duties" is considered to be a strength, but that is a false notion. In actual practice more likely it is: "I don't know what I'm doing, and I need skilled people to cover my azz." Obama has virtually no experience at anything, well except for looking the part of what so many wished him to be. Here's the sad part, he will probably get away with being just a "personality". He has the insulation and protection of the liberal media and if that weren't enough he plays up being black,remember now, he's half white and was raised and supported by white grand parents.

Nonetheless, for all intents and purposes he is the " black president". This latest fiasco involving the olympics was just an example of Obama believing his own hype. Put him together with Oprah and you have an event horizon, a black hole of pure ego, from which nothing can escape, not even the truth. I thank the
International Olympic Commitee for throwing a bucket of cold water on Obama and Oprah, before they mated.

1845 days ago
131.

A. Minnitman    

Triple D's - DISAPPOINTED DOUCHES DENIED

1845 days ago
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