Did Airport Security Ruin Chicago’s Olympic Bid?

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.05.09 | 11:32 AM ET

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Michelle Higgins ponders the impact of U.S. border control policies on Chicago’s failed bid for the 2016 Summer Games. For my part, I suppose that could have been a factor—remember the visitor shortfall in Beijing after China tightened its visa restrictions—but beyond any specific considerations, I’m just not sure about the assumption that 2016 was Chicago’s to lose. After all, the United States has already hosted the Olympics eight times, while Rio’s winning bid will mean the first Games ever on South American soil. It’s about time, isn’t it?

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

1 Comment for Did Airport Security Ruin Chicago’s Olympic Bid?

Annie 10.06.09 | 11:47 AM ET

Being the first South American city chosen, I think Rio should be celebrating but also getting to work on all the things they have to do to make the city Olympic-ready in 6 years. This video shows Rio’s plans and ideas. http://www.newsy.com/videos/rio_ready_to_roar

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