Chicago's Olympic Bid Includes Wisconsin

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Jan. 16, 2009
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin will be the site for cycling competition in Chicago's bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

Gov. Jim Doyle said Friday the Madison area would hold the road race, individual time trials and mountain bike events. The cyclists would be housed at the University of Wisconsin.

The road cycling and individual time trials would start at the campus, head downtown and finish about 25 miles away in Blue Mound State Park. The mountain bike course would be at Tyrol Basin, a popular ski and snowboard area.

Chicago is competing with Tokyo, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games. The IOC will select the host in October.

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