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NOlympicsLA Says “No Thanks!”

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The old pros at No Games Chicago have been helping the community
organizers at NOlympicsLA prepare for their launch. They are out of the gate strong and connected to a host of vital community organizations! We wish them good luck in taking on the city killer aka as the modern Olympic Games.

Boston’s Olympic Bid Is Dead!

After terrific organizing by No Boston Olympics the pro-bid mayor of Boston announced today that he would NOT sign the Host City Contract required of all candidate cities by the IOC. We called it “The Blank Check” because that’s what it is. No sign. No bid. Way to go, NBO!

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Why We Are Here

Watch this video by No Games Swiss Delegate member Marin Macias.

Chicago Says “NO!” to 2016

trib_poll-4-2The poll was taken down after two days…

“Investors” Love Olympic Housing Plan, Rest Of Us – Not So Much

Sun-Times “On The Home Front” real estate columnist Don DeBat wrote in Friday’s paper:

Chicago’s $4.8 billion Olympic Games bid features details about a new neighborhood that is planned to house some 16,000 athletes and officials on the current site of Michael Reese Hospital on the Near South Side. Preliminary Olympic Village plans, drafted by architects at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, call for 21 high-rises, each about 12 stories high built in rows on grid-style streets on the 37-acre site of the shuttered hospital near 31st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Some 2,000 to 3,500 housing units are planned across the giant 128-acre Olympic Village neighborhood just south of McCormick Place. Plans also call the village to become a mixed-income residential community after the Games. As the economy improves, it is likely that a good percentage of the housing units in this brand new neighborhood could be sold to investors, rented during and after the games, and later converted to condominium ownership, experts say.

So – are you an “investor”? If so, lthen this plan is for you. If you’re a South Sider looking to keep your home or a Chicago tax payer looking not to get soaked by another city-fueled Ponzi scheme and developer bail out – then this deal is NOT for you.

79% Say “NO!” to the Olympics

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79% of the 16,266 people who voted in the Chicago Tribune on line poll said “NO!’ to the 2016 Olympics.

Cast your vote!

Chicago says “NO!” to paying for the Olympics

Citizens say "No!" to being taxed for the Olympics!

Citizens say "No!" to being taxed for the Olympics!

The Chicago Tribune released the result of a poll it commissioned saying that 75% of people surveyed do not want taxes to go support the Olympics coming to or operating in Chicago.

What’s your opinion?

Tribune poll: Support for Chicago Olympics tempered by opposition to using taxes for GamesOver 100 comments!

In a separate story in the business section, the Tribune raises questions about the financial viability of the Olympic Village construction project.

Chicago 2016 expects greater scrutiny of Olympic Village proposal