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Kelvin Hayden

Chicago could have screwed up the Olympics better than Rio

Chicago could have screwed up the Olympics better than Rio

Now I'm REALLY upset Chicago was passed over for the Olympics.

In the fall of 2009, I joined an army of stunned residents as my city was eliminated first among four finalists for the opportunity to host the 2016 Summer Games. As a nearly lifelong resident, I had eagerly anticipated welcoming the world's finest amateur athletes. And Kevin Durant. Instead I played sore loser, vowing never to visit Rio de Janeiro in my lifetime, even if the trip included the phrase, "all expenses paid."

Speaking of phrases, the Wikipedia entry "Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics" is loaded with the same three watchwords, strung together, that still make Chicagoans...

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