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Chicago extends lead for 2016 Games: Web site

June 08, 2009

By: John Pletz June 08, 2009(Crain’s) — Chicago widened its lead against its rivals for the 2016 Olympic Games in an index compiled by Around the Rings, an influential Web si...

Chicago 2016 Gets Golden Ticket

June 09, 2009

Chicago 2016 is having a good day.With the International Olympic Committee finalizing its decision about the site for the 2016 summer Olympics, Around the Rings issued a repor...

Mayor Daley Spies Trouble

June 09, 2009

Well, folks, we did receive the mayor's schedule today — thing is, there wasn't one for the public. Of course, that didn't stop the city's hard-working media from finding some...

Olympics-Baseball is a natural fit for Games - federation chief

June 09, 2009

By Karolos GrohmannHALLE, Germany, June 9 (Reuters) - Baseball, working towards Olympic reinstatement, has growing global and commercial appeal which make it a natural fit fo...

Could Obama put Chicago over top for 2016 Olympics?

June 08, 2009

Can a charismatic American president compensate for a shakeup in U.S. Olympic Committee leadership?It might come down to that when International Olympic Committee members vote...

And the winner is ... evaluators won't say

May 14, 2009

BY LISA DONOVAN Staff Reporter ldonovan@suntimes.com International Olympic evaluators have completed tours of the four finalist cities for the 2016 Games, but as the finish li...

Olympic blogs get go-ahead for Vancouver

May 14, 2009

The International Olympic Committee has issued a four-page guide to competitors which acknowledges the realities of 21st century communications by allowing “athletes’ blogs” a...

IOC member visits to bid cities - time to consider anew?

May 07, 2009

MADRID — My professional introduction to the Olympic movement came via the Salt Lake City corruption scandal, which erupted in late 1998, just days after I moved over to the s...

IOC road trips through Rio

May 05, 2009

May 1st is a public holiday in Brazil, so the International Olympic Committee shouldn't encounter the traffic tie-ups that plague the city.Rio's venues are fairly spread-out, ...

Tokyo 2016 can only wish its governor would go away

April 23, 2009

The governor problem. It could have haunted Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics had Rod Blagojevich not been impeached after his arrest on political corruption charg...

Chicago may lead for 2016 Olympics in tight race

April 03, 2009

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago may lead in the race to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, but history has shown the voting can be unpredictable and the other cities in the running ca...

Chicago 2016 Officials Say Protesters Won't Hurt Bid

April 03, 2009

Officials from Chicago 2016 say they're not worried about protesters when the International Olympic Committee visits. Members of the IOC are arriving in Chicago Thursday. Some...

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