I think Obama&Sons got out-corrupted. The IOC looked at it and the money to be made amid the construction contracts and tourists that will come to Rio just looked better. Not that there wouldn’t be money made in Chicago, but the whole pay-to-play mentality of Illinois machine politics just didn’t look as juicy.
Whatever the reason, I think we can breathe a sign of relief that we won’t have the spectacle of Pr. Obama presiding over an Olympics while he’s in office.
The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn’t separate, but unites the combatants in understanding and respect. He also helps to connect the countries in the spirit of peace. That’s why the Olympic Flame should never die.