Bad Weekend For The Olympic Movement


Remember when radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh condemned President Barack Obama in September 2009 for failing to land the 2016 Summer Olympics for Chicago? Audio of those shows would be interesting because Limbaugh was a know nothing when it came to the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee wanted Rio and South America as Brazil was part of the rising economic powerhouse countries, the BRIC countries, Brazil, Russia, India and China. The IOC has problems with Russia and Brazil and suddenly an election in Rome, Italy may knock out that city as a 2024 Summer Olympics contender. It is possible Rush Limbaugh did not know what he was talking about in 2009 and Brazil might want a recount of the vote that awarded the country with the 2016 Summer Olympics.


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