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Examining Chicago's 2016 Olympics Bid

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Examining Chicago's 2016 Olympics Bid

In just two weeks, the International Olympic Committee will cast their ballots to decide which city will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The four bid cities — Madrid, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and, of course, Chicago — have been pretty much neck-and-neck.

Right now, momentum seems to be with Rio, which would be the first South American city to host the Games. But the IOC has been known to surprise.

We talked to John Pletz, a senior reporter for Crain’s, about the politics of Chicago's bid. We're also joined by Robert Livingstone, the producer of the Website Gamesbids.com, which follows the Olympic bidding process.

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