• Collection ID 2015.0035
  • Creator Names Chicago 2016
  • Title Chicago 2016 records, [manuscript] ca. 2008-2009.
  • Physical description 1.25 linear feet (2 boxes).
  • Access and usage restrictions Closed until processed.
  • Collection summary International Olympic Committee visit materials, newsletters, booklets, pamphlets and promotional materials from the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid committee. The Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics was an unsuccessful bid, first recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on September 14, 2007. Chicago was one of 4 cities shortlisted by the IOC and competed in a bid process that culminated in the selection of Rio de Janeiro on October 2, 2009. The Chicago bid proposed holding the Olympic games July 22 to August 7, 2016 with the Paralympics held from August 12 to 28, 2016. Proposed event sites included Chicago Park District parks (Washington Park, Burnham Park, Lincoln Park, Douglas Park and Grant Park) and existing facilities such as Solider Field and McCormick place, as well as a newly constructed Olympic Village on the site of the former Michael Reese Hospital.
  • Names
    • International Olympic Committee
    • Olympic Games (31st : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Planning
  • Subjects Olympics
  • Genre
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Pamphlets. aat