Posts tagged "bid"

Chicago pulling away in Olympics bid

According to British bookmakers, Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid was pulling away in the last hours as the clear but not overwhelming favorite over Rio, with Madrid and Tokyo lagging. The Associated Press story is here.

If Chicago loses the Olympics

So, what happens if Chicago doesn’t get the Olympics? The agony of defeat We all know what will happen if Chicago is awarded the 2016 Olympics in Copenhagen Friday. Consultants will be hired, engineering studies performed, contracts let, people clouted into preferred jobs, earth moved, concrete poured, insiders rewarded, profits harvested — in other words,... Read more »

Rippin' the Olympics

I join Garrard McClendon on his CLTV show analyzing the many defects of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.  
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