Wednesday, June 04, 2008

2016 Olympics - In Chicago?

Newsflash - -

The International Olympic Committee just narrowed the bidding cities for the 2016 Games down to four finalists.

And Chicago is still in the running!

The other cities are Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro.

Tokyo is favored, but they’ve already held the summer games back in 1964. London is due to host the games in 2012 so it would seem odd to hold the next ones in Europe. Besides, the 1992 Games were held in Barcelona.

Barcelona. Madrid.
Same thing.

Rio de Janeiro? Who knows? A lot of city planning would need to take place in the meantime. However, a South American city has never held the Olympics before, so the unique-factor would be in their favor.

Baku, Azerbaijan, was knocked out of the running and I can understand why. No one knows, exactly, where Azerbaijan really is. Spectators would end up either in Krzygministan or Drkzymnannistan if they tried to attend.

Frankly, I think Chicago would be a stellar venue for the Games. The weather is really nice here in the summer, we’ve got a great waterfront, a fantastic transportation system and really friendly people.

Also, anyone flying anywhere in the world usually gets stranded at O'Hare anyway. Chicago makes perfect sense.

We’ve already got our logo for the games. Isn’t it cool iwth the flaming Sears Tower thing going on?

I just thought of something. Can you imagine how much money I could make by renting out my downtown apartment during the Olympics?

Oh, that would be SO sweet.

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At 9:05 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and you'll be able to get discounted tickets through ARRP!

At 10:31 AM , Blogger Br. Jonathan said...

Thanks for the reminder, Bro.
BTW - I just received my AARP application in the mail last week. Wow.

At 5:55 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

You could make a shit-ton of money. And then you could use it to come stay here while the games are actually going on because seriously? It'll be way too insane.

At 6:09 PM , Blogger Br. Jonathan said...

Lorraine: There you go!
I would even share the booty with you for putting me up.

At 11:08 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Dude, this city is WAY too hot and humid in the summer to be tolerable to athletes!

And right now our public transit system has some issues. Which hopefully will be resolved SOON.

At 1:27 PM , Blogger Br. Jonathan said...

MHP: You're talking to someone who was raised in South Texas. It's only hot and humid here for about six hours during each summer.


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