Obama Takes a Stab at the Olympic Bid

President Obama hosted Mayor Daley and Olympians at the White House to support Chicago's bid.

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President Barack Obama fooled around with Olympians during a ceremony to support Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid.
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President Barack Obama said today that the whole country is rooting for his hometown of Chicago in its efforts to host the 2016 Olympics. Then he grabbed a faux foil and took a stab at fencing.
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Obama speaks with a paralympian about fencing.
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The first family watches a taekwondo demonstration.
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Of the balance beam, Obama said he'd love to try, but he'd probably fall off.
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Obama speaks to the assembled crowd. Joining him are Michelle Obama, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Chicago 2016 CEO Patrick Ryan, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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Young athletes exit the White House prior to an event to tout Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games on Sept. 16, 2009.
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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, flanked the President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, speaks at the White House during an event touting Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games on Sept. 16, 2009.
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"But the good news is I'm sending a more compelling superstar to represent the city and the country we love, and that is our first lady, Michelle Obama," the president said.
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Michelle Obama speaks during an event at the White House touting Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on Sept. 16, 2009.
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