Chicago 2016 Opens Online Store
“This marks an exciting day for the City of Chicago and Chicago 2016,” said Chicago 2016 Chairman and CEO Patrick G. Ryan. “In an Olympic year, people will be able to show their support for our bid by wearing Chicago 2016 apparel.”
The store’s merchandise includes T-shirts, coats, vests and hats available in different colors and sizes. In addition, athletes and fans of the bid will be able to support the bid while exercising along the lakefront in their Chicago 2016 Dri-Fit shirts.
This occasion also marks the first time Chicago 2016 apparel featuring the “Chicago Star” logo is available to the public. The logo was unveiled in 2007 as a unique symbol of Chicago (the star adorns the city’s flag) and was inspired by the ideals and values of the Olympic Movement and the City of Chicago. The six points on the star represent hope, respect, harmony, friendship, excellence and celebration.
Access to the online store is available through the Chicago 2016 Web site (http://www.chicago2016.org/).