This is what Chicago would look like if we got the Olympics

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Chicago 2016 Olympic Candidate City logo (via DNAinfo)

CHICAGO — The sporting world’s eyes are firmly fixed on Rio de Janeiro this month as the city hosts the 2016 Summer Olympics.

It could have been us, of course, getting all the panicked headlines, the daily construction updates, the security scares and the pundits’ predictions of failure.

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DNAinfo gazed back at what might have been. We dug up all the old renderings of the fantastic, colorful stadiums and courses planned for Chicago’s neighborhoods. The promotional videos from Michael Jordan and Barack Obama. The promises. The hype.

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