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Windy City blown away with failed 2016 bid, but some proposals shouldn't die

Originally Published: October 2, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- At exactly 10:24 a.m. local time, a stuffed shirt named Jacques Rogge announced in faraway Copenhagen that Chee-ca-go -- that's how it sounded over the loudspeakers at Daley Plaza -- "will not participate in the next round."

Huh? Not participate in what? You mean not participate in the next round of voting as a candidate city for the 2016 Olympics? Hel-looooo -- this is Obama/Oprahland, not Tokyo. We're supposed to win this thing, remember?

Nope. Chicago was the ...

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