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Friday, February 09, 2007

2016 Summer Olympics

The Chicago Tribune's Phil Hersh weighs in on the Windy City's chances.

I really, really hope Chicago gets the '16 Olympics, and I think the chances are good. Hersh does not specifically mention this, but the '00, '04, '08 and '12 games are all out of the general US time zones, which is very bad for TV ratings. No ratings, smaller TV contracts over the long term, less moolah. A fifth straight games in this situation seems highly unlikely. That doesn't mean they have to be in the USA, but I'd be shocked if they weren't in the western hemisphere.

You can see more on the bidding process here.

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