Monday, April 06, 2009

Hillary Clinton Welcomes International Olympic Committee to ... Chicago!

While watching CBS news tonite, I saw a clip of Hillary Speaking on behalf of Chicago 2016! She supports the bid! I can't seem to find a video of it yet, if anyone sees it out there please send a link!

Here is the official press release from Chicago 2016:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a welcome today to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission members who are visiting Chicago as part of an official visit to assess the city’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The secretary’s greetings came in a video that was played for the IOC’s Evaluation Commission during presentations on the city’s plan by officials of Chicago 2016. Secretary Clinton was born in Chicago and raised in suburban Park Ridge, IL.

In the message, Secretary Clinton said: “As a native Chicagoan, it’s a pleasure to address you in support of the city’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If Chicago is selected the 2016 Host City, I want to tell you that the United States will welcome the world with open arms. Indeed, the Games offer an important opportunity for the world to celebrate the common aspirations of all people and to show our universal appreciation of the skill and talent of the world’s greatest athletes.”

As a Chicagoan, I am very proud of our city. I think Chicago is SO BEAUTIFUL. We are a truly "green" city, and I am excited about the chance of hosting the first ever "blue green" Olympics! And it is so cool that Hillary is supporting our bid. Just think, 2016 Hillary will be finishing up as Secretary of State... Who knows what is up next!!

If you don't know anything about Chicago or our bid for the Olympics I recommend checking out our official bid book below.

Part One of the Bid Book Part Two of the Bid Book Part Three of the Bid Book


Stacy said...

Wow, I had no idea she had put in a plug for Chicago, thanks for the info!

Sarah said...

of course! I was surprised too, but as we all know Chicago is her hometown :)

Hill Force One said...

Hillary's video clip:

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