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Chicago 2016 Bid Eliminated in First Round by IOC

Chicago 2016 was eliminated in the first round of IOC voting.

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.

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DePaul Coverage of Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid

Radio DePaul

Radio DePaul

Radio DePaul 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.

No Games Chicago Protests City’s Olympic Bid

Protestors march outside Chicago's City Hall in protest to the city's 2016 Olympic 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.

Follow Twitter Coverage of IOC’s Decision

Twitter

Twitter

Several journalists will be covering the 2016 Olympic bid live via Twitter during Friday’s announcement. Among those you should follow:

@chitownstories: Sam Kraft with The Chicago Storytelling Blog will provide updates leading up to the announcement and throughout Friday afternoon.

@jakescott19: Jake Scott of The Chicago Storytelling Blog will post updates from Daley Plaza.

@dannythedemon: Pat Flynn, sports editor of DePaul’s student newspaper, will be reporting from the IOC’s announcement in Copenhagen.

@Jeff_Goldblatt: FOX Chicago reporter Jeff Goldblatt is filing live tweets from Copenhagen.

@ejc600words: Chicago Sun-Times columnist Esther Cepeda is filing live tweets on coverage of the bid.

BreakingTweets.com: This site will track tweets from all of the bid cities.