Friday, October 2, 2009

2016 Olympic Dreams Gone

Chicago 2016 is no more.

One thing on all Chicagoans minds today was the announcement that we will NOT be hosting the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. With Rio de Janeiro coming out on top, one has to wonder what it was that took Chicago out of the running.

We want to hear from you!

Let us know why, you think, Chicago got eliminated first. What was the biggest factor against our great city? Do you think President Obama, Oprah, Mayor Daley and the First Lady helped or hindered our chances?


  1. The IOC was a bit anti-American. With our economy the way it has been and with our previous president, I believe they didn't think we could handle it.

  2. I think some voters just didn't want to give it to an American city, regardless of which one because of our economy and our past administration. I hope Chicago campaigns again in the future. I'd love to see the games there someday!

  3. I heard that Madrid and Rio, together were working several members of the IOC prior to the vote on Friday to sort of 'gang up' on Chicago and get us out of the race because they feared we were the front runner. Politics play such a huge role in these types of decisions. Just unfortunate that we were out so early in the race...

  4. I'm so pist at Daley for selling our parking that I'm glad that chicago didn't get it!