Chicago tipped as favourite for 2016 Olympics

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Chicago is one of four cities bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. It is being tipped as the favourite to win by both industry insiders and bookmakers alike.

With the 2008 Summer Olympic Games completed in Beijing, attention has inevitably shifted to London 2012 and the contenders for hosting the event beyond that in 2016, writes industry consultant Rachael Church–Sanders. Opinion in the sports industry reflects that Chicago is the hot favourite to host the 2016 Olympic Games because by the time of the event the Games will not have been held in the Americas for exactly 20 years, despite the US being the largest contributor to the Olympic movement thanks to NBC

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