Monday, September 28, 2009

Chicagoans for Rio web site creator steps forward

Speculation that the Chicagoans for Rio web site was Brazil-based was incorrect. Chicagoan Kevin Lynch, 43 year old advertising copywriter, is the creator of the somewhat tounge-in-cheek site promoting Rio de Janiero over its chief competitor for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Now that President Obama is headed to Copenhagen, along with Oprah Winfrey, Chicago's bid--already strong--looks better.

The smart money says you can forget about Tokyo and Madrid's bid. But surprises can happen. Atlanta pulled an upset in 1996 by bagging the games.

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T Mannis said...

Awesome. Also see Lorraine Swanson's interview with Lynch. http://www.lakeeffectnews.com/2009/09/28/blame-it-on-rio/