Archive for October, 2009

Buletin de Bucuresti

October 17, 2009

Invitatie la Film: Dacii!

October 17, 2009

Jocurile Olimpice 2016 – Chicago or Rio?

October 2, 2009


Nu a fost sa fie, ne vedem in 2016 in RIO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Obama makes 2016 Olympics sales pitch for Chicago



“Chicago is a place where we strive to celebrate what makes us different, just as we celebrate what we have in common,” Obama said.

He pointed out that from hosting the World’s Fair in 1893 to hosting World Cup events in 1994, the Illinois city has the experience needed to put on an Olympic Games.

“We know how to put on big events and scores of visitors and spectators will tell you we do it well,” the president said.

“Chicago’s vision for the Olympic and Paralympic movement is about so much more than what we can offer the Games,” she said. “It’s about what the Games can offer all of us. It’s about inspiring this generation and building a lasting legacy for the next.

It’s about our responsibility as Americans not just to put on great Games, but to use these Games as a vehicle to bring us together, to usher in a new era of international engagement, and to give us hope and to change lives all over the world,” she said.

Obama said Chicago is a place where people know that no matter their background, “with hard work and discipline and dedication, we can make it if we try.”

He said, “That’s not just the American dream, that is the Olympic spirit. That’s why we see so much of ourselves in these Games. And that’s why we want them in Chicago. That’s why we want them in America.”

“One of the legacies I want to see coming out of the Chicago 2016 hosting of the Games is a reminder that America at its best is open to the world,” he said. “We are putting the full force of the White House and the State Department to make sure that not only is this a successful Games, but that visitors from around the world feel welcome and will come away with a sense of the incredible diversity of the American people.”


Michelle Obama steals the show in Copenhagen




First lady talks about her roots on Chicago’s South Side, father’s battle with MS

“I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago,” she said

International Olympic Committee will announce winner after 12:30 p.m. ET.

“Sports were a gift I shared with my dad, especially the Olympic Games,” Obama said in her portion of the U.S. delegation’s final presentation to the International Olympic Committee. “Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis and others for their brilliance and perfection.

“But I never dreamed that the Olympic flame might one day light up lives in my neighborhood,” she said. “But today, I can dream, and I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago that will light up lives in neighborhoods all across America and all across the world.”

The mention of the Paralympic Games was significant because a good bit of Obama’s speech tugged at the heartstrings by focusing on how her father was diagnosed with MS in his early 30s, leaving him nearly unable to walk. She spoke in a halting voice about how he kept getting sicker but still taught her how to play sports while propping himself up on crutches.

“My dad was my hero. And when I think of what these games could mean to people all over the world, I think of people like my dad, who face seemingly insurmountable challenges, but they never give up.”

“I think Chicago could not have made a better presentation. Now it’s up to the IOC,” President Obama said. “Only thing I’m upset about is I followed Michelle, which is never good.”