Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chicago holds fire sale on merchandise from failed 2016 Olympics bid

Two weeks after losing the 2016 Summer Olympics to crime-ravaged Rio de Janeiro, backers of Chicago’s competing bid are holding a fire sale on merchandise bearing the candidate city’s logo.
A notice on the Chicago 2016 Web site says, “Celebrate Chicago with 50% off all merchandise.” There’s no telling how many shirts, jackets, hats, umbrellas and golf balls the city has in stock.
Interested? Check out the online store.
I can only hope that over-confident organizers didn’t pre-order any clothing boasting Chicago as winner of the 2016 Games. They’d have to torch those.

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