Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tokyo's Scared

According to numerous AP media outlets, Tokyo officials fear that Obama's victory in the election will boost Chicago's 2016 olympic bid:

"I wonder how IOC members will react when Mr. Obama appears in a presentation for Chicago," Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda told Japanese domestic media Wednesday. "Mr. Obama is popular and good at speeches, so things could get tough for Japan," senior JOC board member Tomiaki Fukuda was quoted saying.

Not a big surprise here. Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world...don't you think the Olympics would want to latch on to that? I would...

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