IOC all about the money

Hosting Olympics comes with uncertain -- but certainly large -- price tag

Originally Published: September 30, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- It's not that I have anything against the Olympics. I just have something against the Olympics' coming to Chicago.

Don't get me wrong: I like watching Ukrainians twirl ribbons on sticks (rhythmic gymnastics) as much as the next person. And is there anything better than the individual dressage competition (equestrian)?

OK, cheap shots. But this breathless countdown to Friday's bid vote by the International Olympic Committee is embarrassing. Chicago is going to be no more ...

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