Brazil sees Obama absence helping others in vote

US President Barack Obama’s absence from next month’s vote for the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games could diminish Chicago chances, Brazil’s Sports Minister Orlando Silva Jr said on Friday.

Madrid 2016 Olympic bid has strongest public support: Report

Spaniards stand united behind Madrid`s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games while Tokyo has the weakest public support among the four potential host cities, a global study showed.

Chicago makes USD 4.8 billion budget to promote Olympic bid

Chicago 2016 Olympic Games Bid Committee has announced a budget of USD 4.8 billion with estimates of selling 7.6 million tickets during the mega event, with the one for opening ceremony priced at USD 1,645.