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Olympic Loss a Downer in Daley Plaza

The crowd at Daley Plaza just after the announcement. (Photo by Jake Scott)

The crowd at Daley Plaza just after the announcement. (Photo by Jake Scott)

By Kevin Dempsey and Jake Scott

It went from high hopes, to the lowest of lows Friday as Chicago lost its bid for the 2016 Olympics with a last-place finish.

Outside of Daley Plaza, a crowd gathered to show support for the city’s bid and watch results. Within a moment, several in the crowd were stunned when they learned that Chicago lost in the first round of International Olympic Committee voting.

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2016 Olympic Bid: Chicago Blog Coverage

By Sachi Yoshitsugu

A breakdown of how the Chicago blogosphere covered the city’s early exit from the 2016 Olympic bid:

Windy Citizen - Watch the Live Stream of the Olympic Decision in Copenhagen

Chicagoist - Today’s Weather: Olympian

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