ONE YEAR AFTER THE DECISION – Watch the 30-minute documentary produced by ex-2016 branding chief that aired on NBC Chicago.
Chicago 2016 IOC Evaluation Report released 9-1-09.
2016 Stewardship Report released – they’ve raised and spent a ton!
Northwest Indiana Times – “Olympics more about dollars than sense” – “I hope Chicago doesn’t get the 2016 Olympics because they’re too expensive, too political, too greedy, too ruthless and the world will still hate us, win, lose or draw”
Huffington Post – “Olympic guarantee you can count on” (Displacement, gentrification, greed)
Chicago Tribune – “Sorting out bid’s true cost”
ABC News covers the 2016 community forums where skeptics pepper the bid leaders with tough questions.
Chicago Tribune business reporter, “At Olympics forums, truth is a high hurdle”
NBC News Chicago – Tennis venue in Lincoln Park despite objections
Crain’s Chicago Business – “Park District releases new Olympic details” – If you believe ANYTHING Tim Mitchell says, then we’ve got a bridge to sell you…
Chicago Tribune – “Chicago school board president urges schools to push Olympic bid”
New York Times – “Chicago 2016 offers a compact games plan”
Crain’s Chicago Business – “Chicago’s Olympic dreams live, but woes await”
Tribune – “IOC Commission tours potential sites”
Sun-Times – “Cost of 2016 Olympics would be $4.8 billion” — waaaay under-estimated!
Crain’s Chicago Business researched the question, “What would the Olympics bring to Chicago” is this 2006 article.
Chicago 2009 budget already $50 million in the hole (and it’s only the beginning of February!)
Letter to editor – “Mr. President, Please preserve our lakefront”
The Olympic Hustle – http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/3230/the_olympic_hustle/
Chicago, Say No to the Olympics! – http://gapersblock.com/airbags/archives/chicago_say_no_to_the_olympics/
Chicago and the Olympics: Pushing the Poor Out of House and Home – http://www.counterpunch.org/quellos07182007.html
Will the Games Displace Their Games? – http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/theworks/070511/
Chicago 2016: Who Owns the Conversation? – http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/chicago2016site/
Guns, Graft and Greed: Picking Chicago’s Pockets with the Olympics – http://www.counterpunch.org/zirin04042007.html
Chicago’s 2016 Olympic Bid. The Hype and the Nitty Gritty -http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/node/579
Chicago’s Olympic Bid Stokes Gentrification Fears -http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=080e2f58f378083d7645a6025d6e3db1
Long-Term Value of 2016 Olympics for Chicago Questioned by DePaul University Researchers -http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=1953
More Olympic Games -Barak Obama supports Mayor Daley’s 2016 bid at his own risk -http://www.chicagoreader.com/features/stories/theworks/081204/
Civil rights violations ahead -http://socialistworker.org/2008/10/24/civil-rights-violations-ahead