Posts tagged olympic-games

Is SNL right that Obama’s accomplished ‘nothing’? (The Yahoo! Newsroom via Yahoo! News)

This weekend “Saturday Night Live” opened with Fred Armisen as President Obama, delivering an address from the Oval Office.

Rio to host 2016 Olympics as Chicago, Obama shattered (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Rio de Janeiro was named host of the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday as red-hot favourite Chicago, backed by US President Barack Obama, was handed a devastating, heart-breaking snub.

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 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.

Rio tells Obama and Olympics rivals: "Yes we can" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Brazil’s president took a leaf out of Barack Obama’s electioneering manual to cast aside any lingering doubts about Rio’s ability to stage the 2016 Olympic Games with an emphatic ‘Yes we can’ rallying cry on Thursday.

First Lady’s powers of persuasion key to Obama factor (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

The first lady’s powers of persuasion will be as important as the president’s charisma if the Obama effect is to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago.

Obama Olympics trip carries political risks (CNN)

President Obama’s decision to head to Copenhagen, Denmark, later this week to make a push to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago is not without political controversy.