President Obama To Make Olympics Pitch For Chicago

"President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen later this week to make a final push to get the International Olympic Committee to choose his hometown of Chicago for the 2016 Summer Games, the White House tells POLITICO. White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett tells POLITICO: “The president decided over the weekend that he wanted to be a part of the final push as we enter the home stretch. He did not want to leave any stone unturned. He is very excited about joining the first lady for both the final presentation and the question and answer session."" ""The Olympic spirit is about giving it your very best down to the finish line and not taking anything for granted. Thats what his presence in Copenhagen will demonstrate,"" Jarrett said. The announcement is due Friday. First lady Michelle Obama was to make the marquee U.S. pitch and still will appear in Copenhagen.