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Deconstructing the Olympic Vote

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By the end of the week, we will know whether or not Chicago will host the Summer Olympic Games in 2016. On WBEZ we'll bring you up-to-the-minute coverage throughout the day of the vote. Tune in 1 p.m. Friday when we bring you a special call-in edition of Eight Forty-Eight to talk about what the result means for the city. But first just what is happening over in Copenhagen in the days leading up to the decision? How does the schmoozing weigh against cold, hard facts? For a better sense of everything that goes into the International Olympic Committee's vote, we spoke with Ed Hula. He's the editor and founder of the Atlanta-based Web publication Around the Rings, which follows Olympic news.

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