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Jun202009

Chicago-Hosted Olympic Day Bringing National Focus To 2016 Bid

June 20, 2009: Chicago will try to gain more support in its quest to host the 2016 Summer Olympics when it hosts a series of events on Olympic Day, June 23. This year, which is the the 115th anniversary of the birth of the modern Olympic movement, the International Olympic Committee will select its choice for the 2016 Games host from among Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio. On June 23, some 150 cities from coast to coast will participate in the Olympic Day celebration, from Anchorage, Alaska to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, in an effort to highlight Chicago's quest. Events in Chicago will include two three-mile fun runs; competitions in such Olympic and Paralympic sports as beach volleyball, basketball, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, sit volleyball, soccer and kayaking; and appearances by Olympic athletes. The event will conclude at a night game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

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