Republicans and conservatives openly cheered when Chicago was denied the right to host the Olympics. There are certainly eloquent, logical reasons to not want to host the Olympics. But, that's not why these conservatives cheered. It was outright hostility to Obama and they want to see him defeated.
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Ironically, George W. Bush supported Chicago's Olympic bid. I seriously doubt conservatives would be caught cheering Chicago's loss has John McCain been elected president. Weired, huh? Not too often that Democrats revel in being more patriotic than Republicans.