Politics and IOC
Original post made by Long Time Resident on Oct 2, 2009
"The race for the 2016 Olympics has come down to just Rio de Janeiro and Madrid, with the International Olympic Committee eliminating Chicago in a stunning first round of voting. Tokyo was knocked out in the second round."
Note: US was knocked out on the first round even with both Barack and Michelle Obama pleading for Chicago.
"Chicago's elimination was one of the most shocking defeats in IOC voting history. It had long been seen as a front-runner and got the highest possible level of support from President Barack Obama himself."
What does this tell us?