Bring it Olympics! (In 2016, that is…)

JenChicago, NBC5 Street Team

So… it’s like this… Chicago and me (I know it is gramatically correct to say “I”, but “me” sounds more like I’m keeping it real, you know?)


So Chicago and ME kinda got this whole love thing going on… and when the Chicago 2016 Organization asked me to be a part of bringing the Olympics to My Love, I jumped at the chance! After all, Chicago’s Sweetheart WOULD be incredibly supportive, yes?

Yes. (You’re so smart.)

Therefore, expect to see a whole lotta Olympic chatter coming outta JenChicago! Granted, I just moved here, but it sounds like a big ol’ party if you ask me… and well… I sho’ do like a good party!

So far, Beijing is “bringing it” and if ANY city can follow that act it’s… (drumroll, please)

Oh, do I even have to say “Chicago”?

We’re talking culture… and food.. vibrancy… energy… commerce… and some good ol’ fashion Midwest values. (You just can’t quantify people value.) So, I say, inviting the world over for a little shin-dig is like saying,

Hey, Rest of the World (Here forth known as: ROTW)!

Why don’t cha come on down and “peep out” what’s shaking in the US of A!

‘Cause there ain’t no city like this Midwest city, ’cause this Midwest city don’t stop!

(Hmm… I feel a jingle, or a cheer, or a satirical song coming on… eh, I’ll save it… for now.)

Oh, and one more thing, ROTW… Don’t forget to bring your waaaalll-ets. *hehe*

Anyhow, there were some crazy-smart and influential Chicago social media peeps in attendance INCLUDING some of my fellow NBC5 Street Teamers! (Woot-Woot!) We all had some very authentic discussions about the impact of the Olympics and I am extremely anxious to see how we, as a community, will invite the world over for some fun in the Chicago sun.

So, get your megaphone and pom-poms out! We’re gonna need your help.

Bring it, Olympics! from Jen Knoedl on Vimeo.


Jen Knoedl is Executive Producer of JenChicago Productions, as well as its enthusiastic video host. Click here to find out about sponsorship and partnering opportunities regarding travel, Chicago and entrepreneurship. Tweet Jen at @JenTravelsLife


  1. Yes I would eat the whole pie. I often do. Great edits and so quick overnight kine

  2. You really made that fun, Andrew. Thank you!

  3. Wow!! I’m from little ole’ Texas. If Chicago’s as fun as you say. ((And you keep saying it!!!)) I guess I’ll have to load the “Fam” and visit. This site is AWESOME!!!

  4. You think my site is awesome?

    Well, I think YOU are AWESOME!

    PS: I still love Texas.

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