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US Olympic Committee Inspection Team Visits Chicago

The U.S. Olympic Committee inspection team is visiting Chicago for a second day as the midwestern city attempts to become the American candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

On Tuesday, the USOC commission spent much of the day reviewing Chicago's bid and having questions answered at Soldier Field on the city's lakefront.

Wednesday the delegation is touring existing venues as well as proposed sites for the Games. The first stop is McCormick Place, a downtown convention center scheduled to host 12 events. USOC officials will also visit Washington Park, where Chicago plans to build a lakefront athletes village and a temporary 80,000-seat stadium.

The delegation inspected Los Angeles last month, with the USOC set to choose between the two cities on April 14. The American candidate is expected to face competition from Madrid, Spain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tokyo, Japan and Rome, Italy.

The International Olympic Committee will select the 2016 Olympic host in 2009.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.