Guess Who's Back in Town?
- The conversation about Chicago hosting a summer Olympics is rising from the ashes after one of the biggest hurdles to another U.S.-based games was overcome this week.
The International Olympic Committee and the U.S. Olympic Committee agreed on Thursday to a revised deal for sharing television and marketing revenue -- ending an often testy seven-year standoff that played a role in Chicago's last-place finish in the competition for the 2016 Summer Games.
The resolution re-opened the door for a possible U.S. games bid, for the winter of 2022 or the summer of 2024.
Rahm has said he isn't interested in a re-bid opportunity, but Shortshanks was professing his disinterest for years before making his last shot at a legacy-type event the Olympic Games.
Of course, 12 years from now, we'll be retired. But in the meantime, Rahm should be made to account for the supposed $150 million in economic windfalls that accompanied NATO before even thinking about the Games which have nearly bankrupted a dozen cities in the not so distant past. We'll even dust off this pic from Buckley TypoGraphics: