Monday, April 16, 2007
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Chicago wins U.S. selection in bid for 2016 Summer Olympics          Send a link to a friend

[April 16, 2007]  CHICAGO -- Statement from Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich on U.S. Olympic Committee's selection of Chicago as the U.S. bid city for 2016 Summer Games:

"This is a historic day for the city of Chicago and for the state of the Illinois," Blagojevich said Saturday. "Chicago is a world-class city, a great sports town and the perfect place to host the Olympics. It's a city filled with immigrants from all over the world, and the logical location for athletes from around the world to compete in the ultimate international sports event. But this race is a marathon, not a sprint. The state of Illinois will continue working closely with Mayor Daley and the Chicago 2016 Committee to do everything we can to bring the Olympics to Chicago."

[Text from file received from the Illinois Office of Communication and Information]

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