Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt Plans to Retire After 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero

USAIN BOLT LONDON OLYMPICS 2012 300x207 Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt Plans to Retire After 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero

Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt Plans to Retire After 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he plans to retire after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero. Bolt said “I think it would be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long.” He also said “If I want to be among the greats Ali and Pele and all these guys, I have to continue dominating until I retire.”

Usain Bolt says he wants to win gold in Rio de Janiero, as well as setting another world record in the 200 meters race next year, including winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

 

Chicago Stung by Defeat, Eliminated Early from IOC Voting for Host City for 2016 Summer Olympics, Outrage in Chicago

RIO GETS GAMES!!!!

Well, I am sure President Barack Obama’s ego has been bruised. Chicago has been eliminated from being picked for the 2016 Summer Olympic games. It is now between Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. According to BBC minute by minute update:

The announcement ceremony kicks off at around 1730 BST, with the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games expected to be announced before 1800. Tense? I should coco.
1632: Not a huge surprise to see Tokyo drop out there – they entered today as big underdogs to win the bid – but could we be looking at a surprise to come, and Madrid pipping Rio de Janeiro?

1629: It comes down, then, to Rio de Janeiro and Madrid for the hosts of the 2016 Olympic Games.

TOKYO ELIMINATED FROM THE 2016 HOST CITY VOTE

1625: Well, isn’t that a turn up for the books? Chicago are eliminated in the first round – cue audible gasps around the auditorium – and a second round of voting opens immediately.

CHICAGO ELIMINATED FROM THE 2016 HOST CITY VOTE

1623: The vote closes and the scrutineers are now checking the results. If there is no majority for one city, remember, the city with the least votes will drop out and another vote will take place.

The thrill of victory has eluded President Obama and the delegation. Now for the agony of defeat coming back to the U.S. and dealing with his critics. I personally felt he should not have taken the trip to Copenhagen, given the myriad of issues confronting the United States. Sorry, there are far more important things to deal with than worrying about the 2016 Olympics being held in Murder City USA — Chicago, granted Rio de Janiero is no Garden of Eden either, but a South American country has never hosted any Olympic games, so this is a good gesture.

I was also appalled that the White House could only offer a weak response about the horrific beating death of Derrion Albert at the hands of four thugs, yet the President and First Lady could offer such an impassioned speech for Chicago to be awarded the 2016 games. Of course, his critics will have a field day. One newspaper has even said that this stinging defeat calls into question his ability to be an effective president. I wouldn’t write him off yet, but it does speak to his ability to stay focused and on-task.

White House Criticizes Fox News and Glenn Beck For Deliberate Misrepresentation of President Obama’s Push for 2016 Summer Olympics

Glenn Beck has once again went on a crazy rant with all his facts wrong. Even the official White House blog had to call this idiot out on his tirade about President Obama’s push to bring the Olympics to Chicago. Online Programs Director Jesse Lee called Beck out and Fox News, or as I like to call them Faux News, for deliberately ignoring the facts “in an attempt to smear the Administration’s efforts to win the Olympics for the United States.” The White House blog post went out to highlight what it deemed as misleading rhetoric on the President’s Olympics efforts:

RHETORIC: BECK SAID VANCOUVER LOST $1 BILLION WHEN IT “HAD THE OLYMPICS.” Glenn Beck said, “Vancouver lost, how much was it? they lost a billion dollars when they had the Olympics.” [Transcript, Glenn Beck Show, 9/29/09]

REALITY: VANCOUVER’S OLYMPICS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNTIL 2010. Vancouver will host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games from February 12 – 28, 2010 and March 12-21, 2010, respectively. [Vancouver2010.com, accessed 9/29/09]

Am I to assume that Glenn Beck cannot understand what he reads? There’s a big difference between 2009 and 2010. The White House’s sharp criticism of Fox News and Beck ends with the statement, “For even more Fox lies, check out the latest “Truth-O-Meter feature from Politifact,” linking to another deliberate misrepresentation by Fox News’ of President Obama and the endeavors of his administration.