Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid

Chicago 2016 bid committee members (left to right) Bob Ctvrtlik, Vice President of the international relations for USOC Chicago 2016, Patrick Ryan, Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO, Doug Arnot, Chicago 2016 Director of Sport, Venues and Operation, Lori Healey, president of the Chicago 2016 committee, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT007475" title="Richard M. Daley" href="/topic/politics/government/richard-m.-daley-PEPLT007475.topic">Richard Daley</a>, Chicago mayor and Michael Conley, former Olympian pose during a press conference to present Chicago bid to International Olympic Comittee (IOC) members in Lausanne.<br>
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The IOC will choose on October 2, 2009 the host city for 2016 Summer Olympics among Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Chicago, bidding to become the first US city since Atlanta in 1996 to host the Summer Games, is up against Madrid, Rio de Janeiro -- who would be the first hosts from South America -- and Tokyo, the only city of the four to have previously hosted the Games.
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( AFP/Getty photo by Fabrice Coffrini / June 17, 2009 )

Chicago 2016 bid committee members (left to right) Bob Ctvrtlik, Vice President of the international relations for USOC Chicago 2016, Patrick Ryan, Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO, Doug Arnot, Chicago 2016 Director of Sport, Venues and Operation, Lori Healey, president of the Chicago 2016 committee, Richard Daley, Chicago mayor and Michael Conley, former Olympian pose during a press conference to present Chicago bid to International Olympic Comittee (IOC) members in Lausanne.

The IOC will choose on October 2, 2009 the host city for 2016 Summer Olympics among Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Chicago, bidding to become the first US city since Atlanta in 1996 to host the Summer Games, is up against Madrid, Rio de Janeiro -- who would be the first hosts from South America -- and Tokyo, the only city of the four to have previously hosted the Games.

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