It’s time to bite your nails! With less than 24 hours until the International Olympic Committee makes its announcement on who will host the 2016 Summer Olympiad, one thing is clear: the race is getting tighter. What looked to be a lay-up for Chicago only a few weeks ago has turned into quite the competition. While it doesn’t look like Madrid and Tokyo have much of a chance, odds-makers favor Chicago (8/11 and 2/5) over Rio de Janiero (9/5 and 11/4).
The punters at Betfair are pretty sure that the Obama-factor will be a major turning point for the IOC but the fact that Brazil will be hosting the World Cup in 2014 could be a mitigating factor. Surely though, Brazil’s problems with gang violence, crime and poverty will work against them because Chicago doesn’t have any…. Oh wait, yeah it does.
The last time the US hosted the Olympics in 1996 and there was only one bombing, which is pretty good by American standards in the mid 90s.
Currently, Chicago is listed at 1.75 while Rio De Janeiro is trading at around 3.15 to be awarded the games. These two look like virtually the only cities with a shot at it, as the next closest competitor is Madrid at 12.0. Tokyo is really the only other possible selection and they carry a price of 15.5. Prague is trading at 500.0 so they are virtually out of it and Doha and Baku are both listed at 1000.0. For a bit of perspective, Any Other City is listed at 360.0, which tells you something about the bids prepared by Doha and Baku.
What does this mean to YOU? It means…It’s time to get your 2016 Chicago Olympics Shirts before they SELL OUT!
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Sweet Home Chicago 2016!