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UIC Gives Chicago Olympics Free Rein Of School Venues

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The University of Illinois-Chicago has agreed to let the city use five campus venues for the Olympics if the games come to town in 2016.

University trustees approved a deal Tuesday that gives the city use of the UIC Pavilion, Flames Athletic Center, the Physical Education Building, the South Field Complex and Flames Field and the Student Recreation Facility.

The deal says the Pavilion would host boxing and paralympic volleyball. The games will run through July and August.

The university wouldn't be paid for use of the venues but wouldn't assume any costs, either.

Chicago is a finalist for the 2016 games, along with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro. A decision is expected in October.