Thursday, July 23, 2009

More on 2nd Ward 2016 Olympic Meeting

Michan Maidenberg, from Chicago Journal, thankfully attended the 2nd ward 2016 Olympic meeting on Tuesday and from the sounds of it, the tone was mostly positive. Not surprisingly there were still skeptics. A good read if you're into the Olympics.

One quote that stood out to us and in our mind represents the overall excitement but also the nervousness about the Olympics was from Anita Weissman:

After the meeting, Anita Weissman, a Chicago 2016 volunteer and someone interested in working professionally on a 2016 Games here was of two minds on the Olympics.

A native of the city, she thinks Chicago’s ethnic diversity and history could make an Olympics here like no other. But she paused before giving her full-throated support to the project.

“I think it’s an incredible opportunity. I think if it’s well done it will catapult the city to the next level,” she said. “I have to guess if it’s done badly, it will saddle us with 30 years of bad debt.”
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