Oprah Winfrey Chicago Olympics

"Extra" caught up with Oprah Winfrey at the Chicago gala for visiting international Olympic officials, where the talk queen rallied to bring the 2016 Olympic games to the Windy City - and Queen O received some political backing for her cause.

Famed Chicago resident, President Barack Obama, sent the Olympic committee a taped message expressing his support. "It lets the Olympic committee see that the President of the United States who is from Chicago is also for Chicago."

Winfrey, a longtime supporter of Obama, also gushed about the Commander-in-Chief. "Several years ago I saw something in him that I never experienced in meeting anybody... I thought he was a great candidate, but he's an even greater president."

Oprah is also a fan of First Lady Michelle. "There's a poem by Maya Angelou called 'Phenomenal Women.' She is the definitive answer to that poem," says O.

Chicago is currently competing against Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid to host the games.

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