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Let the presentations begin!

(LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND) Chicago Mayor Richard Daley went to a museum today but he's not focused on the past.  He used his time here at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland with the goal of winning a competition that could change the city's future.

Daley leads the Chicago 2016 delegation for one of only two opportunities to lobby the IOC at large.  All of the 2016 Candidate Cities are here in Lausanne making their case for why they would be the best location for the Games.
More than 90 of the 107 International Olympic Committee members who will pick the winner are present.  

Daley's team is talking-up Chicago's compact plan to host the Games in the heart of the city.  Chicago's team will also use part of the 45 minute presentation to reassure IOC members that sufficient private funds can be raised to host the Olympics.  Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid are also presenting today.  They will call their plans "reliable" during a global recession because each city would receive federal funding to host the Games.



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