This summer, Rogge attended the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of Chicago's strongest competitors for the Olympics. He was reportedly impressed.
"It's good for the [Chicago] bid for Rogge to visit," said Ed Hula, who closely covers the business of the Olympics for aroundtherings.com.
Rogge has only one of the 115 or so votes that will decide the eventual winner in October of 2009, but Hula said Rogge is "an opinion shaper on the IOC."To read the full story, click here.