Friday, October 2, 2009

Voting Bid For Chicago 2016 Today

With that, I actually signed up today to be a volunteer and pledged my support for Chicago. Just waiting for more information about the volunteer thangy-thang via E-mail...

IOC votes for 2016 Olympic host
AP (Associated Press)

By JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer John Leicester, Ap Sports Writer – 7 mins ago

COPENHAGEN – Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid made final pitches to the International Olympic Committee to be selected later Friday as host of the 2016 Olympics, with President Barack Obama and Brazilian counterpart Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva pitting their star power against each other in emotional pushes for their cities.

Rio and Chicago's presentations were particularly impassioned. Obama and his wife Michelle both talked about their childhood, while Rio urged the IOC's members to be bold by taking the games to South America for the first time.

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****UPDATE: Chicago out; Rio, Madrid still in race for 2016 Olympics (Click to read more)

****UPDATE 2: Rio is selected as the site of the 2016 Olympics (Click to read more)


  1. Sorry, but some things aren't meant to be...

  2. Out in the first round, it just wasnt meant to be!