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Friday, October 2, 2009

Chicago Will Not Host 2016 Olympics: Rio is In

Congradulations are in order for Rio de Janeiro. This will be, I think, the first Olympics held in South America.

I'm not going to gloat over Chicago's failed Olympic bid. But I do find the reactions of several news anchors slightly amusing.

First this one from CNN (video at link): "Chicago is out?! Madrid... is still in?! Tokyo is still in?!"

And then this from WGN in Chicago (video at link). "Did we hear that right?"

After all the hoopla , Oprah, and the First Lady's "taking no prisoners" attitude, this must have been a bit of a blow to Chicago's ego.

I was actually pulling for Madrid (I've always had a fondness for Spain) with Rio a close second. I hope they don't wait until the last minute to get things done, like Athens did. We shall see.

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