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With Olympics, Obama takes a hit along with Chicago (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON — The International Olympic Committee’s stinging first-round elimination of Chicago on Friday as the site of the 2016 Summer Games probably won’t count much in how history judges Barack Obama’s presidency.

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego.

Obama’s Copenhagen trip wasn’t cheap (AP via Yahoo! Sports)

President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego. Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to fly to Copenhagen and back to woo members of the International Olympic Committee

Obama disappointed over Chicago’s Olympics loss (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama had a message Friday for the many people — including himself — who put “heart and soul” into Chicago’s losing bid for the 2016 Olympic Games: “A” for effort.

Obama urges IOC to pick Chicago for ‘16 Games (Sports Illustrated)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (CNN) — President Obama urged the International Olympic Committee on Friday to pick his hometown of Chicago as the host of the 2016 Games, saying the city represents the American dream as well as the Olympic spirit.

Obama pushes for Chicago as 2016 Olympic host (CNN)

U.S. President Barack Obama urged the International Olympic Committee on Friday to pick his hometown of Chicago as the host of the 2016 Games, saying the city represents the American dream as well as the Olympic spirit.

Obama: US would do world proud with Olympics (AP via Yahoo! News)

Combining hometown pride and political muscle, President Barack Obama lobbied Olympic leaders on Friday to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago, saying a nation shaped by the people of the world “wants a chance to inspire it once more.”

Obama Stumps in Denmark for Chicago’s Olympic Bid (International Herald Tribune)

As President Obama pitched his hometown’s bid to host the Summer Games, the first American president to do so, he put his own credibility on the line.

Obama heads to Denmark to lobby for 2016 Olympics (Sports Illustrated)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is on his way to Denmark to help his adopted hometown of Chicago try to land the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Obama uses personal touch as Chicago bids to woo IOC (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

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