This is going to look bad. Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting in the quest to get the 2016 Olympic Games. I thought that if Obama was going than the decision had already been made for fear of the embarrassment of an unsuccessful bid (Berman Post: Obama Stumps for Chicago to Get the 2016 Olympic Games). Not only was Chicago not selected, it was the first to be eliminated; Ouch!
"Chicago eliminated in the first round of voting for 2016 Olympics.
Update at 11:28 a.m. ET: That leaves Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo still in the running.
Update at 11:30 a.m. ET: Tokyo has been eliminated in the second round."