Copenhagen got hit by a serious one-two “O” punch–Oprah and Michelle O, that is–as they bid for Chicago as host for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
With the vote happening this afternoon, Michelle and Oprah both arrived in Copenhagen Wednesday, ready to spend some serious time wooing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and meeting various Olympic athletes.
It wasn’t all work and no play, though. Ladies O made sure they had some glam time at the Opening Ceremony, held at the Copenhagen Opera House.
Where was our POTUS through all this? Never fear, Obama joined his beloved yesterday, and they addressed the committee together. Obama was the last of the Chicago team to speak, and is the first sitting president to ever address the IOC. Those other cities don’t have a chance!
Since the committee members are not allowed to visit the potential host cities, such visits make a huge difference. Members were impressed by more than just the Power Os; Chicago explained plans to convert the temporary Olympic stadium seats into wheelchairs. Nice!