Federations Approve Chicago 2016 Venues

Chicago 2016 issued a press release saying that all 26 International Sport Federations have approved the competition venues proposed in Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

According to the press release Chicago’s sport venues have been praised for focusing on the athlete experience while placing the Games in the heart of the city, close to the Olympic Village and other attractions.

Patrick G. Ryan, chairman and CEO of Chicago 2016 said, “athletes have always been at the centre of our Games plan and we worked closely with the federations to ensure that our venue plan would meet the needs of the Olympian and Paralympians while ultimately benefiting sport. We believe our Games plan will provide a spectacular experience for the athletes on and off the field. We know that the sport-loving people of Chicago would help create some of the most passionate and diverse crowds ever seen at the Games”.

Chicago Business said according to the report the International Shooting Sport Federation, which wanted a site closer to the city, withheld its approval until Chicago 2016 agreed to move those events from Lake County to Aurora, about 40 miles from the Olympic Village.