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Chicago parks may pay $20 mil. for Olympic canoe course
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Published: 9/14/2009 12:02 AM

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The Chicago Park District may contribute $20 million toward the construction of a canoe and kayak slalom course should the city win its bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

In 2007, the district approved $15 million to help pay for a separate Olympics site on the city's West Side in Douglas Park. The $20 million for the new slalom course has yet to be approved by the park district board. Park District superintendent Tim Mitchell says the district has yet to commit to the funding.

Park district plans for the slalom course funding are outlined in Chicago's Olympic bid book. The International Olympic Committee will announce the winning bid on Oct. 2.