iPhone app. counts down to bid day

May 5, 2009 11:11:31 AM PDT
Fans of bringing the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago can start counting down to decision day. Chicago 2016, the group behind the bid, has created an iPhone application that displays how long until the International Olympic Committee announces which city will host the 2016 Summer Games.

Tuesday marks 150 days until the announcement on October 2 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chicago 2016 was the first to launch the iPhone application, which is available only to iPhone users. The group also first utilized YouTube and Twitter as part of its Olympic movement. More than 40,000 people support the games on the Chicago 2016 Facebook page.

Chicago is up against Rio, Madrid and Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic games.