Saturday, October 3, 2009

Olympic flameout

It was a shock that Chicago was eliminated so quickly from the 2016 bidding yesterday. The voting process is so fluky, though, that some odd places can wind up hosting Olympics (Apologies to anyone from Georgia, but Atlanta!?!). It was interesting to think about where the events would have been held--tennis at about 3600 North Lake Shore Drive, mountain biking in the Palos Preserves, yachting on Lake Michigan. This post on Gapers Block sort of sums up my ambivalent feelings about the whole thing.

2 comments:

Erika said...

You've read Nate Silver on this, I assume?

sportsshrike said...

I hadn't actually; thanks for the tip.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/