Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sounds Like Things Went Well for Chicago 2016 in Switzerland

Not a ton of opinions pouring out from Chicago's presentation yet, but from our initial scan it sounds like it went well. Here are two quotes from IOC members that were in Switzerland for the presentations:
Senior Australian IOC member Kevan Gosper said Chicago answered the financial questions "more than adequately.""There were no doubts left in the presentation about the capacity for Chicago to finance the games,"
Mario Pescante, a senior Italian member on the IOC executive board, said the Chicago presentation was a step above previous U.S. bids.

"I have seen lots of presentations by American cities over the years," he said. "This time it was different. They were more accessible and low-profile. It was important to stress the sports issues. In the past, it was more Hollywood style."

For the press conference transcript after the presentation here is a link. Stay tuned for more.


Anonymous said...

Sure things went well, but not for Chicago taxpayers. As reported in the Tribune today, Mayor Daley agreed for the city to take "full financial responsibility" for the Olympic games. This is an about face as for months Daley always said that taxpayers would not fund these Olympic games.

No question, these games will cost the Chicago taxpayer. If you don't believe me, just look at your parking meters. The city will always find ways to take money from you.

Sloopy said...

We agree! An interesting development in the race to host the games.

It's funny how it just happens and no one else has any power to do anything...