Obama Rio-re-bound for 2016 Olympics
March 20th, 2011
04:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama Rio-re-bound for 2016 Olympics

Washington (CNN) - It looks like President Obama plans to return to Rio.

During his address to the people of Brazil, Obama made this comment: "Now you may be aware that this city was not my first choice for the Summer Olympics. But if the Games could not be held in Chicago, there's no place I'd rather see them than right here in Rio. And I intend to come back in 2016 to watch what happens."


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  1. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    I am a supporter but now it is time to come home.

    March 20, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    President Obama is a "full-blown" sports freak!! He is very authentic in his beliefs and could care less about who criticizes him in that regard!! I guarantee you he will be there in 2016 AFTER he completes his 2nd Presidential term.... GO-BAMA!!!

    March 20, 2011 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Patrick from Minnesota

    Let's be honest. Rio deserved to win without dispute. The U.S. has hosted the Olympics no fewer than 4 times in the last 32 years (1980, 1984, 1996, 2002). That's four more than the ENTIRE continent of South America. Although having the Olympics in beautiful Chicago would've been nice, Rio is more than up to the challenge.

    March 20, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  4. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Changed my mind. Just saw him on the news....He looks exhausted. Stay away from the states with your family. You need a break. Lord knows, you are not getting one.

    March 20, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. WiredweirdoinSF

    Hopefully he will be there as the retired incompetent, inept, corrupt and failed ex-president with his trip paid for by his mentors, the corrupt union bosses.

    March 20, 2011 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  6. Albo58

    He'll probably take that super train (that will run from Tampa to Orlando) to get there!

    March 20, 2011 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |