Chicago 2016 thanks supporters

October 2, 2009 9:22:32 AM PDT
Thanks to all of the supporters of Chicago 2016 in the city and around the world. Thanks also to the International Olympic Committee for giving us the opportunity to compete against these world-class cities on the world stage. While we were not fortunate enough to be selected as Host City, Chicago has won in many other ways.

The city and nation united behind our bid. The international competition raised Chicago's profile as a world-class city. Countless businesses and philanthropic organizations helped stage events that inspired young people to engage in sport. And the bid's legacy organization, World Sport Chicago, will continue to reach thousands of youth in the years to come. As a direct result of the bid, more than 300,000 Chicago youth have already begun to realize the benefits of the Olympic Movement through activities and educational programs.

Be sure to continue to visit World Sport Chicago to find out more about the lasting positive legacy our bid has created for the city.

Thank you to everyone who has supported Chicago 2016 over the years!

(From Chicago 2016)


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