Reasons why Chicago should have the 2016 Olympics

Chicago Olympics 2016 bid poster I

Chicago is currently making a bid for the 2016 games to the U.S. Olympic Committee. Show your support by voting on the official Chicago bid website at: When you vote it asks you to describe, in 25 words or less, why you support the bid to bring the Olympic Games to Chicago in 2016.

Here are some handy reasons that you can use:

  1. Chicago gets the job done.
  2. We should get the olympics cuz we rocked the boat with the World’s Fair.
  3. Chicago holds the largest food festival, we can handle the largest sporting festival.
  4. Chicago does things big. Largest aquarium, largest public library, largest free public zoo, largest Tiffany dome. The Olympics in Chicago will be just as large.
  5. Chicago made the first roller skate, zipper, steel skyscraper, pinball game, malted milkshake, hostess twinkie. We will mark firsts in history for the Olympics.

Here’s some fun quotes about chicago you can use in your vote:

  1. ‘Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin’ town.’
  2. ‘Chicago will give you a chance. The sporting spirit is the spirit of Chicago.’
  3. ‘Hog butcher for the world, Tool maker, stacker of wheat, Player with railroads and the nation’s freight handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of big shoulders.’
  4. ‘Chicago, mistress of the lakes, Controller of our inland trade, The freest city of our states, What wondrous strides thy fame has made!’

By the way, this post is based on Erik Maldre’s blog post, Support the Chicago Olympic bid. Please leave any comments you have there, instead of here.

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Angie O'Neal
17 years ago

Please, please, please take the Olympics. There are enough tourists in Los Angeles already 🙂

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