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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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With all the kerfuffle about the possibility of Chicago hosting the 2016 Olympics, you'd scoff at the idea that Chicago is actually viewed by United States Olympic Committee brass as the third- or fourth-place candidate for the job, right? According to Peter Ueberroth of the USOC, Rio de Janiero is considered the leading applicant at this point.

 
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