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Obama accuses IOC and FIFA in corruption

Everybody thought that if I flew out there we had a good chance to win, the US President said

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.

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