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Obama 'only mortal after all'

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BBC correspondents in Chicago reported a crowd "reduced to stunned, slack-jawed silence" after the announcement the city lost the vote that gave the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro. North America editor Mark Mardell assesses the magnitude of the Obama Olympic setback.

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