As we're sure most of you know by now, Rio De Janeiro has won the vote to host the 2016 Olympics. At the end of the day the fact that South America has never hosted the Olympics probably proved to be the tipping point in the race. It's a powerful argument. Congrats to them.
Although we are disappointed by this news, we take solace in the work and vision of Chicago's team. We don't claim to be Olympic historians, but upon reading thousands of articles about past Olympic plans and the Olympic movement, we feel as if Chicago's plan was still excellent.
We will continue to comb through the massive amount of coverage and try to bring you interesting tidbits and opinions that we read and hear. The 2016 decision is made, but the discourse will continue.