The Games were also the best ever in terms of athletic performance with many stand-out performances highlighting 12 days of great sporting action. For the first time ever an Independent Paralympic Athletes team took part featuring two refugee athletes and more countries than ever before won at least one Paralympic medal.
In addition, former Governor of Illinois Pat Quinnhas been instrumental in securing funding commitments. Ueberroth and members of the national committee met with Daley on May 10,for the initial assessment.
Daley appointed business executive Patrick G. Ryan of Aon Corporationpart-owner of the Chicago Bears to lead the city's bid process, especially in areas of corporate participation in fundraising.
The other thing they pay for is infrastructure There's no city tax money whatsoever We are very strong in that position The financial guarantee requirements were not initially formalized. Current Governor Pat Quinn stated that he would be willing to support any funding necessary to secure the Olympics for Chicago.
Soldier FieldUnited CenterU. Northerly Island and the lakefront along Lake Michigan would have hosted all beach and water events.
The McCormick Place convention center, the second largest in the world, was the planned venue for indoor events like judo and weightliftingas well as hosting all press offices, while Archery and the medals podium were slated for Grant Park.
In order to accommodate the Olympics, all non-Olympic watercraft would have been required to vacate Monroe Harbor for a year. Historically, this site staged some venues for the World's Fair. However, the sports venue would have hosted several soccer matches, including the Olympic Soccer finals.
The Olympic Stadium would have been built in Washington Parka site listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the Washington Park community area of the same name on the city's south side. Chicago initially proposed building a temporary 80,seat track stadium adjacent to Soldier Field and having the two stadiums host dual Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The stadium would have been replaced by a 10, seat multi-use venue after the games. After the games the developer would sell or rent out the units.
These problems needed resolution by the bid committee by Februarythe date which bid books were due.With less than a month to-go until the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang , Samsung Electronics, Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment and Computing Equipment category, today unveiled the PyeongChang Olympic Games Limited Edition.
Chicago has had prior experience with Olympic bids. In , the city was unanimously chosen by the IOC to stage the Summer Olympics, but the Games were moved to St. Louis to coincide with the World's Fair. Chicago also bid for the and Summer Olympics, without success. Mayor of Chicago Richard M.
Daley visited Beijing – host city of the Summer Olympics – on May Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus.
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