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Thursday, May 4, 2006

Chicago To Bid for 2016 Olympic Games

It is reported that Peter Ueberroth and other top officials of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) are planning to meet with Chicago's Mayor, Richard Daley, next week about a possible bid for the 2016 Summer Games.

USOC said yesterday that Chicago will be one of five cities that they will visit over the next two weeks. The other cities are; Houston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Ueberroth is quoted as saying:

"The process of bidding to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games is more competitive today than ever before.

These meetings are an important step in a new process we are following to determine when to bid, how to more effectively bid and with whom to bid

Daley has said that he believes that hosting the Olympics could be a landmark event for Chicago.

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