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Chicago is very well qualified to host an olympics!

 

Chicago as hosted the Pan American Games, The World Cup, Special Olympics and has even won the right to host the olympics in 1904, which was taken away unfairly by St.Louis :cry:

Venues Ready:

United Center: Basketball and Volleyball

Wrigley Field:Baseball

Allstate Arena:Gymnastics and other Aerobic Sports

Soldier Field: Opening Ceremonies, Convertion to Track and Field and Soccer Finals

University of Chicago: Olympic Village and Other Sports.

Comiskey Park:Softball

Chicago Yacht Club: Yachting

Other Soccer Stadiums could be in Green Bay and St.Louis

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Doesn't the mayor oppose the Olympics at theis point? Even if he doesn't, Chicago is kind of a crime filled city, a little like Atlanta, but with 5-6 times the population.

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Chicago is definately one of the top cities in the USA to win an Olympics.  I haven't been in a long time though I might go up there next summer since my Dad goes there like once a month for business.

Imagineer....every major city in the USA has crime,  why is Chicago any different?  

ChicagoFan.....like Imagineer asked,  doesn't the mayor not support an Olympic bid?  

I'm with you though,  I would really like to see a Chicago bid! :)

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ChicagoFan.....like Imagineer asked,  doesn't the mayor not support an Olympic bid?

Yes, Daley does not want the olympics to come to Chicago, but by the time the election comes around he could be out of office :D

Also, Chicago could have a joint bid with Milwaukee?

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ChicagoFan.....like Imagineer asked,  doesn't the mayor not support an Olympic bid?

Yes, Daley does not want the olympics to come to Chicago, but by the time the election comes around he could be out of office :D

Also, Chicago could have a joint bid with Milwaukee?

I agree ChicagoFan.  Chicago would be a wonderful place for the games.  Especially with all the venues that are already in place thanks to Arlington, Northwestern University, Univcersity of Illinois Champaign.

Frankly, I think the only thing they would have to built would be a velodrome and a pool.  

Although I would be embarressed to show the world the new Soldier Field  :rolleyes:

The only way it is going to happen however is to get Daley out of office.  When the preliminary stages of bidding for 2008 were occurring,, Hizzoner said that Chicago wouldn't put out any money for the bid - that the IOC should pay Chicago to host the games there!  :glare:

This, of course, was about the time he was shutting down Meigs Field in the middle of the night and spending millions of dollars building Millenium Park.   :rolleyes:

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yes ChicagoFan we are here.  Please keep in mind that this is not AIM chat,  its a forum.  Sometimes we post every other minute,  sometimes we post every few hours.

As for a joint bid with Milwaukee.......not a bad idea but Chicago is large enough to do a bid alone which means that Milwaukee is not necessary.  I'm sure they could use Milwaukee for some venues though,  but not many since most of the venues would be in the Chicago metro area.

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This, of course, was about the time he was shutting down Meigs Field in the middle of the night and spending millions of dollars building Millenium Park.   :rolleyes:

That whole thing about him shutting down Meigs Field in the middle of the night pissed the #### off of aviation enthusiast worldwide,  and this includes me.  

Megis Field is definately one of the most unique general aviation airports not only in the country but in the world.

Question- do the people want Megis Field opened back up? Would there be any chance for that if this mayor is voted out?

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yes ChicagoFan we are here.  Please keep in mind that this is not AIM chat,  its a forum.  Sometimes we post every other minute,  sometimes we post every few hours.

I understand.

It's my first day. :D

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That whole thing about him shutting down Meigs Field in the middle of the night pissed the #### off of aviation enthusiast worldwide,  and this includes me.

And I do agree with you Olympic USA, Mayor Daley also ticks me off :oo:

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Question- do the people want Megis Field opened back up? Would there be any chance for that if this mayor is voted out?

There was a huge public outcry when he did his midnight infiltration of Meigs in April 2003. To date, nothing has been done on it.  So if he is replaced (please, please, please) I think his succesor would think seriously about re-opening it.  

However, Daley isn't up for reelection until 2007.  And he has made it blatantly clear that he wants yet another park put in where Meigs is. So theoretically he has 3 years to get it done.  

However he is also suffering a public relations problem with the new $425 million dollar Millenium Park which just opened.  So the administration might not be so quick to move on Meigs yet.

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I sure do hope he doesn't turn Megis Field into another park.

What was his reason for closing it down?  Did he just say "I don't like Megis Field so i'll close it down?"

Do most people in Chicago hate Mayor Daley or is it kind of split?

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I sure do hope he doesn't turn Megis Field into another park.

What was his reason for closing it down?  Did he just say "I don't like Megis Field so i'll close it down?"

Do most people in Chicago hate Mayor Daley or is it kind of split?

YES Olympic USA, yes we do!!!

And no it's not split.

Do you know what Megis Field was for

It was meant to get hearts and other organs to Chicago Hospital faster.

When Megis field was around it only took 3 minutes to get an organ to the hospital

Without it it takes 20

You have to be cold and heartless to shut it down!! :devil:

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Well if he is not up for re-election until 2007, then I suppose Chicago (Is it Chicagoites or Chicagoians) will have to get a new mayor and then get busy right away, if they want a chance at the USOC bid nomination for 2016, that is if NYC looses 2012.

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Do you know what Megis Field was for

It was meant to get hearts and other organs to Chicago Hospital faster.

When Megis field was around it only took 3 minutes to get an organ to the hospital

Without it it takes 20

You have to be cold and heartless to shut it down!! :devil:

Interesting........I didn't know that Meigs Field was used alot for organ transplants.  It probably takes even longer during rush hour to get organs from O'Hare or Midway to a hospital in downtown Chicago.

Meigs Field was awesome as well because of its great views of downtown while landing and takeoff.  In my opinion the only other airport in North America that shares the uniqueness of Meigs Field is Toronto City Island airport.  Of course there are some big commercial airports that are arguable as well.

Anyway......back to Olympics :)

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But why would the USOC re-do the selection process if NYC doesn't make it for 2012?  ChicagoFan, do you realize what goes in to even making the early cuts -- much less the final selection?  It is an ARDUOUS process.  Why reinvent the wheel?

Sorry to douse your enthusiasm, ChicagoFan, but despite what NYC says now, they will come back for 2016.  And so will San Francisco if NYC doesn't want it then.  

This was the case for San Antonio for the PanAm Games for 2007.  It lost to Rio; but the USOC promised and secured that promise by keeping San Antonio as the PanAm U.S. 2011 bidder.  Because it is North America's turn again for 2011, and there is no interest from either Havana or Canada, then it is San Antonio's to lose.

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Actually if NYC loses I think the baton should be handed to deserving city namely San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Antonio, Boston to name a few. This cities will do way better than NYC. Just my 2 cents.

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But why would the USOC re-do the selection process if NYC doesn't make it for 2012?  ChicagoFan, do you realize what goes in to even making the early cuts -- much less the final selection?  It is an ARDUOUS process.  Why reinvent the wheel?

Sorry to douse your enthusiasm, ChicagoFan, but despite what NYC says now, they will come back for 2016.  And so will San Francisco if NYC doesn't want it then.  

This was the case for San Antonio for the PanAm Games for 2007.  It lost to Rio; but the USOC promised and secured that promise by keeping San Antonio as the PanAm U.S. 2011 bidder.  Because it is North America's turn again for 2011, and there is no interest from either Havana or Canada, then it is San Antonio's to lose.

Remember Baron not everyone knows how to keep promises. NYC could be shafted by the USOC. I think it was only sympathy votes that put them where they are right now. San Francisco and DC was a better logical choice.

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