Statement from Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan:

October 3, 2009 (PRESS RELEASE) As with sports, you can never be assured of the outcome in a highly competitive contest such as this. However, of this we can all be certain: no U.S. bid has ever enjoyed the type of support our bid received -- and for that, we are forever grateful. Every Chicagoan should be proud of our city and all that has been accomplished through this process."
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