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The O factor in Europe – The Obama’s & Oprah for the 2016 Summer Olympics

So Chicago is trying to bring the Olympics to the Windy City in 2016 & carrying Chicago’s torch are the O factors as in President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and of course Chi-town chic herself Oprah.

Olympics in Chicago

First Lady Michelle and Oprah are in Copenhagen, Denmark where the 121st International Olympic Committee Session and XIII Olympic Congress are being held.

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Oprah seen out and about in Denmark

So in a few hours, the International Olympic Committee, in their Friday meeting  will decide who gets the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid or Tokyo…

President Barack Obama is flying into Copenhagen Friday morning. Spain will bring King Juan Carlos I. Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will rep Japan. And finally Brazil has President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to represent Rio de Janeiro’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics….let the games begin!

Europe seems to be the place to be! The 2009 MOBO awards were just recently held in Glasgow, Scotland and now over to Milan, Italy for their version of Fashion Week…


Fab chic, Alek Wek attends the inaugural Milan Fashion Week at La Permanente in Milan, Italy.


Kelly Rowland and Simona Ventura [Italian TV host] attend the DSquared2 fashion show at the Milano Fashion Center as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010.


So Zimbabwe is doing it BIG! First, vocalist and bassist Shingai Shoniwa of the British group Noisettes rocks out during their 2009 tour concert stop at the Postbahnhof in Berlin, Germany. Loving their indie rock music! Shingai has an amazing life story of courage & triumph and it is beautiful to see a Zimbabwean rep on the world stage…lovely stuff this!

Then yesterday Oprah feartured Zimbabwean author, Tererai Trent on her show! Tererai went from rural Zimbabwe to receiving her pHD in 2009…”Tererai’s mother encouraged her to write her dreams on a piece of paper. The 20-year-old placed them in a scrap of tin and buried them under a rock…” [sniff, sniff – excuse me!]


Singapore finally welcomed Bey! So this is day 3 and Beyonce performing at the F1 Rocks Singapore concert at Fort Canning Park in Singapore.

Oprah’s “good hair” testing by Chris Rock! Love how she “checks” him!


Photo: Getty/Essence

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