Why Chicago?

Chicago 2016 organizers want YOU to show why our city should host Olympics

You love Chicago.  Why wouldn't you?

The Chicago 2016 committee is asking you to share that love with the world -- love that could make you a lucky winner.

All you have to do is create a video showing  “Why Chicago” should host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and submit it on the Chicago 2016 web site. Then tell your friends to go on line to rate their favorite videos.

We'll feature some of the top entries on nbcchicago.com,

In December, the top five finalists will make appearances on the NBC 5 Chicago Today show in a head-to-head vote to determine the winner. That entrant will be heading off to Vancouver for a behind the scenes tour of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games host city. 

It's sort of like an on-line Olympic Idol. Except voters can win too. One voter will win a trip for six to the United States Olympic Committee's headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to see their training facilities and meet Olympic athletes.

The contest runs from October 16th through November 25th. Click here to find out how to submit a tape.

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