When Chicago had the chance to be a site for the 2016 Olympic Games, Oprah lent her star power to the cause in hopes of generating good press for her city. The effort failed ultimately, but being a team player is always remembered.

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004206" title="Oprah Winfrey" href="/topic/entertainment/television/oprah-winfrey-PECLB004206.topic">Oprah Winfrey</a> arrives at the IOC celebration at the Art Institute in April 2009.
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( Nuccio DeNuzzo/Tribune )

Oprah Winfrey arrives at the IOC celebration at the Art Institute in April 2009.

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