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Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs
by Darlene Superville
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16 January 2017
On 16 January 2017 The Associated Press reported:
President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people. 'Throughout our history, sports has had this power to bring us together even when the country is divided,' Obama said at a White House ceremony for his hometown team. 'Sports has changed attitudes and culture in ways that seem subtle but that ultimately made us think differently about ourselves.'
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'It is a game and celebration,' he said, and noted that 'there's a direct line between Jackie Robinson and me standing here.' Robinson, a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers, broke Major League Baseball's color line to become its first black player.
His wife, First lady Michelle Obama . . . is a lifelong Cubs fan. She greeted Cubs players before the ceremony, which [President] Obama noted was her first appearance at some of the roughly 50 events he has hosted for championship college and professional sports teams.
The World Series title was the first for the Cubs since 1908 [108 years] . . .
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AP VIDEO Obama Honors World Series Champion Chicago Cubs click here or see https://youtu.be/PwcK2CvwRv0
WHITE HOUSE VIDEO of full ceremony at YouTube click here or see https://youtu.be/ehDF6U3tYpo
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