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Chicago 2016 Update: Tokyo throws hat in ring for 2016 Olympics

2016 Update

Now it’s Tokyo’s turn.

Yesterday, JOC President Tsunekazu Takeda and Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara both submitted letters of intent to IOC President Jacques Rogge, the first formal step in the bid process for the 2016 Olympics.

With Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and now Tokyo as competition, Chicago’s chances of hosting the games may be looking even slimmer. Then again, Tokyo already hosted the Games in 1964.

Other possible contenders include Rome, Prague, Doha, Qatar and Baku.

By danielhonigman

Daniel Honigman is a Chicago-based digital strategist