Search This Blog

September 30, 2009

Oprah And Michelle Boost Chicago 2016 At Dinner

Television host Oprah Winfrey and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett listen as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks at a dinner in support Chicago hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Copenhagen. Picture source

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a dinner Wednesday evening with about 300 Chicago 2016 supporters at The Admiral Hotel in Copenhagen.

Chicago 2016 chairman and CEO Pat Ryan was reportedly greeted with a standing ovation when he entered the room. He said, "you can feel the electricity in the air, you can feel the competition in the air. It's just a great feeling.

"But the most rewarding experience of all (in this process) is when we are with our fellow Chicagoans and they are so committed to hosting the world and welcoming the world and showing off their city to the world...All of you have been so helpful to us because this is a team effort, but our team is the kind of team that has to keep growing and growing and growing, and that's what's happened". source

View more news videos at:


rakeback said...

With The Obama's and Oprah in Copenhagen, Chicago will definitly win the bid. I just moved here, and that would be amazing if the city hosted the Olympics.

Fly Girl said...

It's great to see all that black female power but a lot of us Chicagoans don't really want the Olympics here. We don't have the money and the money we do have needs to address the horrifying schools and hospitals. Not to mention the escalating student violence...

Tiffany,Ebony Intuition said...

@Fly girl - I've been ready a few articles about Chicagoans protesting the bid for the olympics.

And yes the student violence in Chicago does need to be dealt with, I was watching CNN about the incident that happened several days ago with the young boy who was beat to death.


Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin