Oprah May Lobby for Chicago Olympics

Winfrey considers joining First Lady in Copenhagen to bid for 2016 games
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2009 7:54 AM CDT
In this photo released by Harpo Productions is Oprah Winfrey with the US Olympic athletes that joined her Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, for the taping of the season premiere of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."   (AP Photo/Harpo Production, George Burns)
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(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey may join the contingent helping Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics, she tells the Tribune. “There’s some talk about it, and if I feel I can be useful there, then that’s what I will do,” Winfrey says of a possible trip to Copenhagen next month for the presentation to the International Olympic Committee. She would join first lady and fellow famous Chicagoan Michelle Obama. Other finalist cities are Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.