Things aren't going so well for the U.S. Olympic Committee these days. First, eight-gold medal winner Michael Phelps had his infamous run-in with a bong and, more recently, CEO Jim Scherr was ousted. All of this happens in a time right before the International Olympic Committee meets to hear presentations from cities bidding on the 2016 Olympics. Included in that list of four finalists is Chicago; other cities include Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.
The U.S.O.C. and I.O.C. have had a notoriously stormy relationship. I'm sure this recent chain of events hasn't helped. Let's hope it does not impact Chicago's bid to be the host city for the Olympics in 2016.