Anglican Samizdat

October 2, 2009

Chicago and the Olympics: No, we can’t

Filed under: Obama — David Jenkins @ 8:43 pm

How could the IOC resist Obama the charmer?

Olympic ‘losers’ stunned and dismayed.

BBC correspondents in Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid witness scenes of dejection after the vote that gave the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

As the crowds headed off down the city’s concrete canyons, an Olympic banner, plastered across the side of Daley Plaza, invited citizens to “Imagine”.

After today, they will have to imagine something else.


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