IOC to Chicago: Don't Fuck It Up
By Margaret Lyons in News on Jan 6, 2008 9:20PM
Agence France-Presse has interviewed an unnamed member of the IOC committee who is saying Chicago is all but locked up to be named host for the 2016 Olympics, and that "it is [ours] to lose." According to him, Chicago has been in the lead from the beginning and is "streets ahead" of the competition due to Chicago's "professionalism and power." No, really. Stop laughing!
Before you get too excited, Rio is still in the running and is expected to go balls out in order to score the win. But the IOC member says that the ultimate tie breaker would depend heavily on the winning country's head of state -- and he says the scale is tipped in our favor:
In terms of the 2016 race one has to be brutally honest and say if the Brazilian president came into my hotel room I would ask him to go and fetch me some sandwiches and a coca cola from downstairs...I just wouldn't recognise him.
Burn! He went on, "Now if the President of the United States walked in then that would really grab your attention....it would be a no contest."