Delegation from Chicago 2016 to Attend ANOC in Beijing
This event, which concludes on April 10 with a joint meeting of ANOC’s executive board, is a prime opportunity for Chicago 2016 to learn about the issues other national organizing committees care about and incorporate these findings into its plan for the Games.
Pat Ryan, the bid’s chairman and CEO, who will lead the group, said, “I’m looking forward to meeting and working with the leaders of the Olympic Movement throughout the world. As we move forward in the bidding process, the knowledge Chicago 2016 gains from events like these will make our plan that much stronger.”
ANOC engages in a range of activities that include holding regular organizational meetings; supporting amateur sports in underprivileged nations; providing assistance and scholarships to athletes, coaches and technical officials; and helping to communicate and promote Olympic ideals throughout the world, among other efforts.
The delegation from Chicago 2016 also includes Lori Healey, chief of staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley; Michael Conley, president and CEO of World Sport Chicago; and Bill Scherr, chairman of World Sport Chicago and a Chicago 2016 board member.
Chicago is honored to be competing for the privilege of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games alongside such world-class cities as Baku, Azerbaijan; Doha, Qatar; Madrid, Spain; Prague, Czech Republic; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Tokyo, Japan.
About Chicago 2016
Chicago 2016 is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to seek the privilege of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago. The committee’s board comprises business, civic, athletic, cultural and academic leaders representing Chicago and the surrounding Midwest region. Patrick Ryan serves as chairman and CEO. Contact: Mica Matsoff, 312-861-4826, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About World Sport Chicago
World Sport Chicago (WSC) is an Illinois not-for-profit working to enhance the image, awareness and participation in Olympic sports across Chicago and to extend Chicago’s international outreach through and for sport and youth. Focused on promoting the development of recreational and competitive sport to the area’s youth, WSC works closely with Chicago 2016 and Chicago’s 2016’s Athlete Advisory Counsel (AAC) to provide sport expertise and athlete insight to the execution of these sporting events. WSC intends to aid Chicago in developing a sustainable, international sporting legacy, as a real agent of social change for the City. Michael Conley, Sr., an Olympic medalist in the triple jump, serves as president and CEO. William Scherr, an Olympic medalist in wrestling, is chairman of the board.