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Chicagoans Disappointed Over IOC’s Decision

Video board in Daley Plaza broke the news to Chicagoans. (Photo by Poppy Peterson)

Video board in Daley Plaza broke the news to Chicagoans. (Photo by Poppy Peterson)

By Kelly McMahon

Minnie Hubbard came to Daley Plaza on Friday expecting to celebrate.

Instead, she was left wondering what happened to Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid.

“I lost my thoughts,” Hubbard said of Chicago’s first-round elimination. “[I was]
sure it was a guaranteed win.”

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2016 Olympic Bid: Chicago Media Coverage

By Emily Torem

Following a surprising loss by Chicago in the first round of voting, media outlets quickly recoil their hopeful home pages. Check back for more stories and updates.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Out After First Round of Voting- Breaking News Center has a timeline from Obama’s arrival in Copenhagen to Chicago’s elimination in the bid.

ABC 7 Local News: Chicago Loses 2016 Olympic Bid – 94 IOC votes were counted to eliminate Chicago in the first round of 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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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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