Baku. 4 October. REPORT.AZ/ The US President Barack Obama has suggested that decisions on who hosts the Olympics are corrupt, in a wide-ranging interview that touched on Chicago's failed 2016 bid.
Report informs, in an interview published with Rappler, Obama recalled his 2009 travel to Copenhagen in a failed effort to get his adopted home city across the finishing line.
"Everybody thought that if I flew out there we had a good chance of getting it, and it might be worth essentially just taking a one-day trip," Obama said.
"Subsequently, I think we've learned that IOC's decisions are similar to FIFA's decisions: a little bit cooked," he said comparing the International Olympic Committee to football's scandalized governing body.