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No Games Chicago

"The Battle For The Bid - One Year Later"

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

A little more than one year after the October 2 decision to award the 2016 Olympic games to Rio, organizers of No Games Chicago will discuss what happ...

Why I'm in Switzerland (Trying to Meet the IOC)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

As far as we know, no other group of citizens has taken this journey to Switzerland and the heart of the Olympic movement to present their protests directly to the IOC in defiance of the leaders of their city's bid apparatus.

No Games Organizer, Martin Macias, Deported From Canada

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Martin Macias, Jr., a credentialed journalist who works for Vocalo.org, the online and new media outlet for Chicago Public Radio, was turned back from the Canadian border late Saturday night.

Lessons Learned From the Olympic Fiasco

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

If citizens want to be protected from bad government and further rip-offs, we are going to have to rise to a new level of involvement. I have little hope that our elected representatives will truly represent us.

Obama Will Also Lose the Afghani Olympics

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harvey Wasserman

Team Obama needs -- as the International Olympics Committee has just done -- to be continually reminded that the rest of the world is not an American kick ball.

Tom Tresser, No Games Chicago Founder, Plans Cook County Board President Run

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The man who helped thwart President Obama, Mayor Daley and the rest of Chicago's powerful Olympics proponents is setting his sights on a potentially t...

What Happened in Copenhagen (When We Went to Influence the IOC -- Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

We had penetrated the multiple rings of security, outfaced the bureaucracy of the International Olympic Committee and stood our ground to deliver information that the mayor, the 2016 Committee and the entire business elite of Chicago didn't want to see and didn't want to acknowledge.

Obama's Olympic Error

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Zirin

The very idea that Chicago could be the setting for the Olympics might have been hatched by Jon Stewart for a four-year supply of comedic fodder.

Why We're in Copenhagen (Meeting the IOC, Again)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

The purpose of No Games Chicago's trip is to take a simple message to the members of the IOC -- the people of Chicago do not want the 2016 Olympics.

What Happened in Switzerland (When We Met the IOC)

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

'Why are you here?' the IOC representative asked. I explained that we are citizens who believe that hosting the Olympics would be a disaster for Chicago.

No Games Chicago Rallies April 2nd

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

The Olympics are being sold to the people of Chicago with a massive, hype machine-fueled litany of promises and claims.