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Debate over Chicago's bid for Olympics may be missing point

Originally Published: September 30, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Remember when life was simple? When a city was awarded an Olympics and the locals celebrated in the streets, rejoicing in their good fortune?

In Chicago, admitting you wouldn't mind the 2016 Olympics coming here is like a local sports writer saying he liked Michael Jordan's Hall of Fame induction speech.

Sure, you might be loyal, but you also must be a slow-witted homer.

It's really too bad. Because the debate over Chicago's Olympic bid never ...

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