In an unlikely win, Sandberg’s city of big shoulders muscled out glitzy and glamorous Los Angeles to represent the U.S. in the bid for the 2016 Olympics. The once reluctant host, Mayor Daley, whooped with glee as the announcement was made.
Can Chicago beat out Rio, Madrid and Tokyo to host the 2016 Olympics? Much depends on the International Olympics Committee’s confidence in the city’s ability to build a temporary stadium. We will learn the degree of their faith in 2009.