Worth the effort

Chicago Bid Chaiman Patrick Ryan talks with the media at the Bella Center in Copenhagen after Chicago was voted out of the running for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Ryan said pursuing the Games was worth it even though Chicago lost in the first round. "I don't want to call it trouble. We introduced Chicago to the world. Chicago is so much better known today and appreciated and respected -- all around the world," Ryan said. "Chicagoans can hold their heads high. We're sorry we didn't bring home a victory."

( Tribune photo by Michael Tercha / October 2, 2009 )

Chicago Bid Chaiman Patrick Ryan talks with the media at the Bella Center in Copenhagen after Chicago was voted out of the running for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Ryan said pursuing the Games was worth it even though Chicago lost in the first round. "I don't want to call it trouble. We introduced Chicago to the world. Chicago is so much better known today and appreciated and respected -- all around the world," Ryan said. "Chicagoans can hold their heads high. We're sorry we didn't bring home a victory."

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