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Chicago Olympic Organizers Talk Strategy With USOC

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Chicago’s bid committee met with U.S. Olympic officials Tuesday to coordinate a strategy for winning the 2016 bid.

Both sides say they came away with a plan to work together as a unified team.

For Chicago Public Radio, Miriam Gottfried has more.

An eleven member USOC delegation met with Chicago 2016 officials for eight hours on Tuesday.

They spent the morning in full group meetings and then divided up to discuss marketing, government and international relations and operations.

Bob Ctvrtlik, USOC Vice President for International Relations says the meetings were successful.

CTVRTLIK: We started off as a United States Olympic Committee and a bid team twelve months ago. Today was a major, major step in integrating those teams from A to Z.

Ctvrtlik says the group wants to focus Chicagoans’ enthusiasm.

Officials on both sides decline to offer financial details about the bid but say they expect that a Chicago Olympics would be profitable.

For Chicago Public Radio, I’m Miriam Gottfried.

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