Last week the White House announced that the First Lady will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, in support of Chicago’s historic bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On October 2, Mrs. Obama will attend the 121st International Olympic Committee Session at the Bella Center – Copenhagen Congress Center. There the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics will be selected from the remaining four candidate cities: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President and fellow Chi-town representer,will accompany the First Lady to Copenhagen.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Chicago would offer the world a fantastic setting for these historic games and I hope that the Olympic torch will have the chance to burn brightly in my hometown,” shared the First Lady.