It wasn't rigged. With the help of others Obama won it fair and square. Obama would be the first to admit that. That is basically the jist of what he said. His quote was quite similar to this one made by Mitt Romney in 2002: "You Olympians, however, know you didn't get here solely on your own power," Romney said after congratulating the athletes. "For most of you, loving parents, sisters or brothers, encouraged your hopes, coaches guided, communities built venues in order to organize competitions. All Olympians stand on the shoulders of those who lifted them."