Chicago loses bid to host 2016 Olympics
1893 Chicago World's Fair
Get the party started.
The year was 1933, the city was Chicago......
Interior of the GM exhibit building at the Century of Progress International Exposition. On-site assembly of Chevrolets in a gallery below ground level with balconies on both sides: Fisher Body line on the left; Chevrolet assembly line at right. The assembly line was powered by two huge Winton diesel engines designed by Charles F. Kettering.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....
They don't have summer in Chicago, anyway.
Double-decker 'rocket car' crossing lagoon at Century of Progress International Exposition. 36 passengers at 40 cents each for a four-minute ride.
That's what Einstien said.....
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9hdiUuSgIc"]YouTube - Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago[/ame]
(sweet home chicago is from Robert Johnson, king of the DELTA blues...)
Chicago blues is completely different. Probably why they lost the bid - playing Delta blues to personify Chicago. Silliness.
F the friggin Olympics.
The last Olympics to turn a profit was the 1984 LA games.
You spend billions - generally, a *lot* of it taxpayer money - to host the Olympics. Yes, you get new sports facilities out of it, but are sports facilities *really* the best investment(s) to make in a large city when we are moving into a century where brains are a lot more important than whether a sprinter is male or female?
Great news for Rio. South America has never hosted an Olympics, and Brazil is a country on the rise, and will likely by the late 21st or early 22nd be a major world player.
First he gets pantsed by the North Koreans and the Iranians, then rejected by the Olympics, why don't they love him like we do?
He and his wife personally lobbied the IOC members and then Chicago has The Lowest Vote Total. How can they dis-respect our president like that? Doesn't the IOC know he's here to make nice?
Im wid you Mr I G H /:troll:/Kenneth
Time for a Jessica Biel photo............
IOC was probably just envious and angered by the fact that Chicago politicians are even more corrupt than they are.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFD1C4tVIg"]YouTube - Chicago- Saturday in the Park "Live" (1972)[/ame]
How about this?