WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the whole country is rooting for his hometown of Chicago in its efforts to host the 2016 Olympics.
If Chicago wins its bid, Obama says the city "will make America proud and America will make the world proud."
Obama held an Olympic event at the White House Wednesday, along with Olympic athletes and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
The International Olympic Committee will choose a host city during an Oct. 2 meeting in Denmark. First lady Michelle Obama will attend the meeting.