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Will obama influence chicago’s 2016 olympics bid

Will Obama Influence Chicago’s 2016 Olympics Bid

Will he or won’t he? Will Obama influence Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics? Consider for a moment the possibilities. It’s down to just four cities now:
Olympic athletes could be heading to the games along Chicago’s lake front. Volleyball players could be doing battle on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. Runners could be racing past Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Or soccer players could be hurtling goals in Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium.

After a two year campaign that saw dozens of cities vying for the opportunity to host the games in their city, it is down to just four contenders and a group from the International Olympic committee who will soon make the residents of one city very, very happy.

The choice could very well come this: Will Obama influence Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics? Will President Barack Obama go to Copenhagen and push the IOC to consider Chicago’s bid first? And what about Rio? Is it time for there to be a South American Olympics?

In the race to the finish line, Rio has the strongest emotional backdrop to offer — besides its sandy white beaches and temperate South American climate, it has the best argument of all: The Olympics have never been held (not even once) anywhere in South America.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva put this question to the committee considering their bid: “Do only rich countries get to host the games or should emerging economies get the chance once in a while also?” Considering that the only other continent never to have had an Olympics is Africa, this has got to send a strong message to the people at the IOC.

Chicago however is trying to bring the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since Atlanta in 1996. There is good reason for the IOC to consider the venue. Basically, the Olympics is fueled by money and a lot of it. Hosting the Olympics in the United States means that there is a real chance of bringing in some serious sponsorships for the games.

Chicago’s hopes then largely depends on that single question, will Obama influence Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics?  Will he follow in the footsteps of Tony Blair, then Britain’s prime minister who helped secure the London Olympics when he went to personally plead his country’s case back in 2005 and Vladimir Putin, who pleaded for his country to host the games in 2014? Time is running out Mr. President. Time to step up to the plate.

The hottest souvenir of olympic

The Hottest Souvenir Of Olympic

It’s very common that many spectators and fans choose to show support for their country’s athletes by wearing team clothing and accessories, maybe, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are no exception, as resident Canadians and visitors snap up the winter-themed gear. The one item which has become the single most coveted piece of Olympic clothing is the set of warm, woolly red Olympic mittens, which are sold for 10 CAD. They are instantly recognizable by the Olympic rings and “Vancouver 2010″  in white lettering on the back, and the white maple leaf on the palm.

Originally the mittens were intended only to be worn by Canada’s torchbearers, for whom they were specifically designed. However, when their appearance at the February 2009 unveiling of the uniform caused a flurry of interest across the country, the decision was made to market them more widely.

Availability and Popularity
There were over 2 million pairs have been sold so far. In fact, there have been panicked rumors that the mittens were out of supply and were no longer being produced. In truth, there is no shortage of the iconic mittens; many pairs are still available at department stores such as Zellers or The Bay, or the official Vancouver Olympics merchandise stores, both online and locally.

In short, the red Olympic mittens have come to symbolize the warmth and enthusiasm that Canadians are bringing to their role as Olympic host. For the fans and visitors who are buying them now while they are still widely available, they will be an enduring reminder of the excitement of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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Brazil is ready for some world cup action

Brazil Is Ready For Some World Cup Action

Brazil, the World’s Soccer Champion beat up the Swiss local team Lucerne in a friendly match at the St. Jakob Stadium last Tuesday. Brazil scored eight times during the game mean while its opponent didn’t get to score at all.

The 1998′s World Championship winners are getting ready for their opening match against Croatia on June 13. The last international game that they will play before the World Cup will be against New Zealand in Geneva, next Sunday.

During the match played between Brazil and Lucerne, the goals were scored by: Ronaldo who shoot and succeeded twice, just as Adriano. The other four goals were kicked by Lucio, Juninho Pernambucano, Robinho and Kaka. All this happened in front of the eyes on 30,000 people that attended to watch the game.

The FC Lucerne team was promoted from the second division this year and many of its former players are now part of sides abroad.

Carlos Alberto Parreira announced that the team that will confront Croatia is composed by the same players that started their last competitive game against Venezuela last October, same team that started the game against Lucerne.

The Brazilians are training at Weggis, on the Shores of Lake Lucerne to be part of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, were they will compete along with another 31 teams for the trophy of World Champions.

The officially titled 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany finals are scheduled to take place between June 9 and July 9, 2006. The 2006 finals are the eighteenth to be contested. In June 2000, Germany won the right to host the event, beating the bids of South Africa (who will be the hosts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup), England, Brazil, and Morocco.

Brazil is part of the Group F which is also integrated by other three teams: Croatia, Australia and Japan.