The Chicago Sun-Times has learned that President Obama will be in Copenhagen on Friday to help bolster Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic summer games. The final presentation to the International Olympic Committee and vote is this Friday.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and head of the White House Office on Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport land in Copenhagen on Wednesday.
The president departs Washington on the evening of Thursday, October 1 and arrives in Copenhagen on the morning of October 2 local time, just prior to Chicago's presentation to the voting members of the IOC. He will arrive back in Washington on Friday afternoon.
Said Jarrett, "in the spirit of the Games, President Obama wants to make sure that we give this our very best effort in the home stretch. He is delighted to be able to join the First Lady in the final presentation and answer questions from the IOC selection committee."