Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 120 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Act. Section 5-5
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(65 ILCS 120/5-5)
Sec. 5-5. Definitions. For purposes of this Article:
"Bid committee" means Chicago 2016, a local organizing committee that has been incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation, that is authorized by the candidate city to submit a bid on the candidate city's behalf to the IOC for selection as the host city for the games, and that may serve as (or help form) the OCOG if the candidate city is selected as the host city for the games.
"Candidate city" means the City of Chicago, which has been selected as a candidate by the IOC to be host city of the games.
"Competition venues" means, collectively, the venues or facilities to be used for competition and related activities (including, without limitation, training activities) for the games as may be determined by the IOC, the USOC, or the OCOG or the candidate city.
"Games" means the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Governor" means the Governor of Illinois.
"IOC" means the International Olympic Committee.
"IPC" means the International Paralympic Committee.
"Net financial deficit" means any financial deficit of the OCOG or resulting from the conduct of the games.
"Non-competition venues" means, collectively, the venues or facilities to be used for non-competition activities (including, without limitation, live sites, hospitality sites, and administrative and operational offices) for the games as determined by the OCOG or the candidate city, or both, and subject to the reasonable approval of the State.
"OCOG" means the bid committee, as the same may be reorganized or reconstituted if the candidate city is selected as the host city for the games, or another not-for-profit corporation that serves as the organizing committee for the games and to be established by the candidate city and the bid committee.
"Olympic properties" means, collectively, (1) the properties on which the venues will be located and that are owned or controlled by the State and (2) the Olympic ancillary properties.
"Olympic ancillary properties" means all public rights-of-ways or public areas that are owned or controlled by the State (or over which it has jurisdiction), including but not limited to streets, highways, sidewalks, alleys, waterways, parks, and bridges necessary and appropriate to the staging of the games as determined by the OCOG or the candidate city, or both, and subject to the reasonable approval of the State.
"State" means the State of Illinois.
"State indemnification obligation" means the obligation of the State to indemnify the IOC, IPC or USOC, or a combination of those entities, against claims of, and liabilities to, third parties relating to the games, as described in this Article.
"USOC" means the United States Olympic Committee.
"Venues" means, collectively, the competition venues and non-competition venues.
(Source: P.A. 96-7, eff. 4-3-09.)
Last modified: February 20, 2012