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Ken Griffin supports Chicago Olympic bid


Ken Griffin

Chicago's quest to host the 2016 Summer Olympics has a friend in Ken Griffin. The Citadel Investment Group chief donated nearly $1 million to the effort. His cash comes at a tough time for the Windy City, where large corporate donors such as Boeing have been weakened, and where the city is not guaranteeing that it will back the construction costs of an Olympic Village. Chicago is competing with Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo for the honor of hosting the games.