Daley heads to Switzerland for IOC pitch

June 14, 2009 9:18:28 PM PDT
Mayor Daley was on his way to Switzerland Sunday night, along with the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid team. A critical pitch to the International Olympic Committee comes this week.The mayor was last with members of an IOC inspection team when they visited Chicago back in April.

Madrid, Tokyo and Rio are also making pitches to the IOC this week.

Chicago is the only candidate city that has not offered a blanket guarantee against potential Olympic losses. Instead, the Games in Chicago would be bankrolled by private donors and guarantees by the city and state.

Chicago's presentation was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.


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