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Patrick Ryan

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The Push to the Finish Continues

(10) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 5:22 PM

I was in Rome recently for the International Swimming Federation's World Championships, but my thoughts were never far from Chicago.

I can't help but think of the extraordinary things that will happen to our city if we're fortunate enough to win the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In Rome there...

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy

(5) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 6:21 PM

When we started our race for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games three years ago, we made a very important decision.

We determined that--whether we won the Games or not--our bid would produce important and long-lasting benefits for Chicago and its people.

We were particularly interested in making a contribution...

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Chicago Games: Benefits Far Outweigh the Risks

(22) Comments | Posted July 13, 2009 | 9:32 PM

Thousands of people from across Chicago have joined together to support Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, because they know what it could mean for the future of our city.

The Games' potential legacy for kids -- in terms of programs and in upgraded or...

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