Chicago 2016 was eliminated in the first round of IOC voting.
In a major surprise, Chicago’s bid to land the 2016 Olympic Games ended in the first round of the International Olympic Committee’s voting.
Tokyo also has been eliminated.
Rio de Janeiro and Madrid remain, with Rio projected as the favorite. The Olympic Games have never been held in South America, and Rio will also play host to the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament.
The winning bid announcement is expected to be made at 11:57 a.m. Central Time and will be broadcast live at an event in Daley Plaza.
will have reports, interviews and updates throughout the day Friday from the 2016 Olympic bid event in Daley Plaza.
DePaulia Sports Editor Pat Flynn, reporting from Copenhagen, interviews former U.S. Olympic soccer player and gold medalist Brandi Chastain about the bid.
Protestors march outside Chicago's City Hall in opposition to the city's 2016 Olympic bid.
About 250 protestors marched outside of Chicago’s City Hall on Tuesday night in opposition to the city’s bid to land the 2016 Olympic Games.
Many of the protestors were from the group No Games Chicago, which has built a Web site and sent documents to the International Olympic Committee explaining why the group opposes the city’s bid.
Chicago Storytelling’s Forrest Davis shot photos of the protest.
Watch his slideshow.