From GamesBids.com, July 29, 2009
Chicago 2016 and World Sport Chicago were joined on Capital Hill Wednesday by members of the U.S. Congress, Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and representatives from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for a day of sports demonstrations for youth.
Patrick G. Ryan, chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016 said, “we appreciate the federal government’s support for our bid and we hope to have the honour of hosting the world in 2016 and welcoming the Games back to the United States. Today’s event is a prime example of how the values and ideals that the Olympic Movement promotes can be shared with youth in a fun and interactive way and we look forward to reaching more children to introduce them to sport as a result of our bid for the Games”. (for the full article please visit http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic_bids/chicago_2016/1216134548.html)