Chicago 2016

Chicago 2016 Update: USOC submits Chicago 2016 application to IOC

2016 Update

The United States Olympic Committee formally submitted its bid for the 2016 Olympics to the International Olympic Committee last week.

Chicago 2016 committee members submitted their letter of intent to USOC President Peter Ueberroth and Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr, who in turn submitted it to IOC President Jacques Rogge.

“The USOC has given us an opportunity to showcase Chicago around the world and to advance the Olympic Movement,” said Mayor Richard M. Daley in a press conference. “We are looking forward to working with the International Olympic Committee and convincing them why we believe Chicago is the best host city for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games”.

Other National Olympic committees have until Sept. 13 to submit their letters to the IOC, and cities likely to formally declare their candidacies, prior to the deadline include Rio de Janeiro; Madrid; Tokyo; Doha, Qatar; and Baku, Azerbaijan.