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Chicago 2016 releases final fundraising figures

By Kathy Bergen | Chicago’s unsuccessful bid for the 2016 Olympics raised $75.9 million,
and spent $59.4 million of the total on its 42-month campaign, bid
leader Patrick Ryan disclosed Monday. World Sport Chicago, a non-profit created as an affiliate of the bid,
received the other $16.5 million, including $6 million that will support
future sports programs. 

“Although unsuccessful in our attempt to bring the 2016 Games to
Chicago, we believe the bid showcased the greatness of our city and its
citizens to the world, and inspired tens of thousands of Chicago youth
to become engaged in sport,” Ryan said in a prepared statement.

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