Chicago & Rio's Green Ambitions
"The dust has settled on Rio's big win over Chicago in the bid for the 2016 Olympic Games, and we're left wondering why the South American city trumped a city that was supposed to be a guaranteed winner. According to Jim Scher, the former CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, "Rio had advantages that Chicago was always going to have trouble overcoming." It's hard to say what exactly those advantages are, but we do know that both cities upped their sustainability quotients prior to the decision. So if we had to pick a winner based on green efforts, which city would take the gold?"