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06/18/2009

"They're worried about what??"


(LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND)  They just don't get it.

Members of the International Olympic Committee I'm talking with here in Switzerland don't understand why Chicago taxpayers would be worried about Mayor Daley's decision to sign the host city agreement.  That deal essentially puts Chicagoans on the hook if there are more than a few hundred million dollars in cost over-runs.

"In sports you always take a certain risk and if you want to win if you don't take any risk you will for sure not win," Gian-Franco Kasper, IOC member from Switzerland told me this morning.

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