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Saturday, October 03, 2009

I've newfound respect for the Olympics

International Olympic Committee, congratulations: y'all did the way right thing in picking Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Games.

I've never been to Rio, but have heard a lot of good things about that town over the years. Maybe this'll be a good enough excuse to finally check out the place :-)


Anonymous said...

Why do you think Rio is a better choice than Chicago?

Chris Knight said...

South America has never hosted the Olympics. Rio has a great reputation for a major city. Brazil has a strong and robust economy that those in the northern hemisphere would be wise to admire.

All of that, and because I thought it was shameful how the Obamas, Oprah etc. tried to get the games for Chicago. And then Chicago got thrown out in the first vote!

(I'm still shaking my head in disbelief at how Michelle Obama said that it was a "sacrifice" to go to Europe to pitch for the Olympics in Chicago...)