Some interesting stories in regards to Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics:
A big obstacle was tackled yesterday as Chicago aldermen voted 49-0 in favor of providing a blanket financial guarantee to the IOC, something the bid was heavily criticized for last week by the IOC evaluation committee. This seems to be perfectly orchestrated move as now the bid team can march to Copenhagen for the final vote in the beginning of October telling IOC members how they fixed one of the biggest issues of the city's bid.
Another story from NBC is that President Obama is planning on hosting a group of Olympians in the white house. This obviously is an attempt to promote Chicago's bid and our guess is that it will be well received. However, the million dollar question is whether or not Obama will be heading to Copenhagen to lobby IOC official for Chicago.
Finally, this week the PGA tour is in Chicago at Cog Hill for the BMW Championship. The reason this is interesting is because golf might be added to the bill for the 2016 Olympics and Tiger Woods (ever heard of him?) is convinced the recently remodeled Dubsdread course at Cog Hill would be a great place to host the tournament if Chicago wins the 2016 Olympics.
Lots of interesting stuff on the Olympics...