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IOC Poll Shows Support for 2016 Lower Than Claimed

By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 11, 2009 7:00PM

2009_05_11_2016.jpg Over the weekend, a new poll conducted by the International Olympic Committee showed that support for holding the 2016 Summer Olympics in Chicago was actually as much as 10 percent lower than Chicago 2016 itself had claimed. According to, the Tribune reported that the IOC poll showed support at 67 percent rather than the Zogby poll which Chicago 2016 has used, which said support was at 77 percent. While GamesBids and ChuffPo report on the Trib's report, we can't locate the Tribune's original article to save our life. The closest thing we were able to find was the report on Tokyo's slumping support.

Update: Thanks to ChuffPo commenter Dr. Manhattan, here's a cache of the Chicago Breaking News article that was later pulled. We're not sayin' there's a pro-2016 conspiracy afoot or anything, but... [original info via Beachwood Reporter]