SHOCK: CHICAGO ELIMINATED IN FIRST ROUND OF IOC VOTE
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 2, 2009 3:45PM
The shocked crowd at Daley Plaza, Marcus Gilmer/Chicagoist
Chicago 2016 has been eliminated in the first round in a stunning development. The crowd here at Daley Plaza is absolutely stunned. The crowd has thinned considerably and an alderman is trying to rally the remaining attendees. Most of the people remaining are walking around stunned. We'll have more photos and information as it becomes available. Speculation has already begun as to why not and now the memory of New York being eliminated in the second round for the 2012 Olympics is fresh on our minds.
According to reports, Rio and Madrid are the final two with Tokyo exiting in the second round.