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BID CITY PROFILE AND FACT SHEET


Chicago USA

Bid: 2016 Summer Olympic Games

City Population: 2,800,000

Country Population: 300,000,000

Location: North Central United States in the State of Illinois on South end of Lake Michigan

Olympic History: Chicago was originally chosen to host the 1904 Olympic Games but the city gave the Games up to St. Louis because that city was hosting the World's Fair the same year. Chicago defeated Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Houston to win the 2016 national nomination. The United States last hosted the Winter Games in Salt Lake City on 2002 and the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996.

Bid Status: Qualified for short list.

Estimated Games Cost: N/A

Bid-Book: N/A

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