Chicago bid boss says regional voting, IOC-USOC friction costly

October 6, 2009

ryan1A family feud and voters backing the city in their region in the first round led to Chicago’s early exit in last week’s voting to determine the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the head of that city’s bid said.

from Raw Japan:

Tokyo lights go out

October 3, 2009

Tokyo's failure to win the 2016 Olympic bid triggered bemused shrugs and a rush for the exits at Tokyo Tower when the result was announced well past midnight on Saturday morning. In truth, no one at the bid party in the Tower seemed to really expect Tokyo to win.

Olympics 2016 decision day: live blog

October 2, 2009

Join us for our live blog on the day of the decision for the 2016 Olympic Games, with Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo the four candidate cities.
Comments are open, so please give us your views and predictions, and we have a poll running, so give us your vote as well!

When Owen met Oprah

October 1, 2009


On the subject of the 2016 Olympics (see a couple of posts below, or click here) this is what happened when Owen Wyatt met Oprah Winfrey late on Wednesday.

Will the Obama effect win the 2016 Games for Chicago?

September 30, 2009

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Michelle Obama arrived in Copenhagen on Wednesday to begin a significant lobbying effort for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, with her husband expected to join her on the day of Friday’s vote.

from Raw Japan:

Countdown to 2016 Gold

September 29, 2009

DENMARK/The delegations and heads of state are gathering in Copenhagen with less than one week to go until the International Olympic Committee's decision on which city will host the 2016 Games.

from Raw Japan:

The 2016 Gold

September 3, 2009

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Less than a month until the International Olympic Committee's selection of the winning city in the 2016 Olympic bid campaign, and the IOC in a report Wednesday has the candidates in a dead heat.

Boyz II Men risk a Barack-ing over Tokyo Olympic support

August 4, 2009

boyzAsk not what you can do for your country … ask its direct competitor if it wants any help with its Olympic bid.

“Doctor Rossi” gives sport an injection of charm

April 23, 2009

It is not very often, in the modern era of pampered sports celebrities who are coached before interviews and can smell a potentially endorsement-breaking question a mile off that you meet one you would like to go and have a drink with, not least one whose English is slightly ropey.