Ben Bradley, the ABC 7 Chicago reporter covering the Chicago 2016 bid, is blogging about the Games!
While he doesn’t offer regular updates (the last post is from May 30) what he does offer is a bona-fide press credential. And he’s pretty candid on his blog, too. About his experiences covering the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, he writes:
The Chicago media’s attempts to secure credentials to cover the Pan Am Games may be emblematic of the problems plaguing the organizing committee: We are just five weeks away from opening ceremonies and Rio 2007 has not yet managed to issue non-rights holder credentials to members of the press seeking to cover the Pan Am Games. Typically, this purely bureaucratic task is accomplished nine months before opening ceremonies. Heck, the committee hosting the Summer Olympics in Beijing next summer have already contacted the media to begin the credentialing process.
I look forward to reading more posts from Ben. Keep it up!