Obama to Go to Copenhagen: Source - NBC Chicago

Obama to Go to Copenhagen: Source



    Obama to Go to Copenhagen: Source
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    President Obama will go to Copenhagen to support the Olympic bid, according to a report citing an unnamed source on Olympics news tracking site AroundtheRings.com.

    The White House, however, would not confirm the report.

    Both Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior advisor, and Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told NBC there has been no change in the president's status.

    There have been several recent indications that Obama will make the case for Chicago in Copenhagen.

    Most recently, the White Housereleased a letter touting Chicago that Obama sent to "key members" of the IOC.

    Obama staffers recently told reporters the White House was sending an advance team to Copenhagen just in case Obama can go.

    Last week, both the president and Michelle showed their support for Chicago's bid during an Olympic and Paralympic demonstration on the White House South Lawn.

    Also attending: 26 Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including two-time Olympic heptathlon champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee of East St. Louis; reigning Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay; two-time intermediate hurdles champion Edwin Moses; and Michael Johnson, the only man to win the 200 and 400 meters at the same Olympics.