Michelle to Lead Chicago Olympic Bid

President Obama will stay home for health care battle
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2009 4:05 PM CDT
Chicago 2016 leader Patrick Ryan.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The first lady will fill in for President Obama by traveling to Copenhagen next month and pushing for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The president said he is too busy with health care reform to lead the US delegation himself. The International Olympic Committee will decide in 3 weeks whether Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid, or Rio de Janeiro will host the summer games.