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Chicago Tribune 28 September 2009 4 Comments

2016 Olympics: Who’s behind Chicagoansforrio.com?

As in any election involving Chicago, questions about anonymous dirty tricks popped up the week before the International Olympic Committee picks the host city for the 2016 Summer Games — a tight race between Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Madrid and Tokyo.

In this case, curiosity was piqued online by the Web site Chicagoansforrio.com — specifically over whether opponents of Chicago’s bid in the Windy City really organized it.

Read rest of article (which does not find out who registered the domain Chicagoansforrio.com, in case you don’t want to click)


From the comments

The website ChicagoansForRio.com is owned by a Kevin Lynch of Chicago according to the original public WhoIs records in DomainTools and public telephone records in AnyWho.


Domain: chicagoansforrio.com – Domain History
Cache Date: 2009-03-21
Registrar: TUCOWS INC.

Kevin Lynch
1545 W. School St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Administrative Contact:
Lynch, Kevin kl8989@gmail.com
1545 W. School St.
Chicago, IL 60657
1.7733889188 Fax: 1.3105642007


Kevin Lynch
1545 W School St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 388-9180

Peter_Guney (09/28/2009, 5:44 AM )


  • Pat Hickey said:

    Now that our Barker Obama – I mean President Barack Obama-Lobbyist-in-Chief is winging it to Copenhagen to put the Plums in the Danish for the Palms-Up IOC – Chicagoans cna expect more taxes heaped on our Big Shoulders!

    Oh, this is an Oprah moment.

  • ejhickey said:

    I tried looking up the domain name as suggested in this post but did not get the same results . In fact I got nothing. Maybe I wasn’t doing it right. however who cares who owns this web site or even if it is “real”? It is still a good idea. Personally I am from Chicago and I am pulling for Rio.

  • John Powers said:


    You need to use the historical search feature to see who registered it originally.


  • Peter Gurney said:

    I want to compliment the Chicago Daily Observer for having the earliest date/time stamp in Google News, braking the Kevin Lynch story and his website http://www.chicagoansforrio.com. If you look at the date/time stamps on the following link you will notice that after September 20, 2009 someone with the same access level to Domain Tools which I enjoy had become very interested in the website http://www.chicagoansforrio.com and it creator Kevin Lynch.

    In addition to private investigators such as myself, law enforcement at the national, state and local levels make frequent use of Domain Tools and I strongly suspect that by the end-of-day on September 20 Chicago City-hall knew exactly who Kevin Lynch was and had everything on him including his Kindergarten transcripts. They could have outed Kevin Lynch on September 21 but that would not have fitted the playbook of the happy-happy citizens of Chicago supporting the city’s Olympic bit. Therefor the fiction was created that the website was the work of computer hackers from Rio which was promoted through front organizations and repeated through the media. Even the Chicago Fox News TV affiliate who broke the story nationally was pressured into withdrawing correct story and publishing the “Hacker’s From Rio” lie. Fortunately on Monday September 28, the Drudge Report picket-up Chicago Fox News TV being forced to recant, which is how I learned of the website and the associated controversy.

    It took me less than one minute to identify Kevin Lynch and verify his address and telephone records from public record source. I spent the next hour posting my findings on as many Chicago BLOGS as I could find, including that of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Fox News TV and Kevin Lynch’s own BLOG, although I did not know that at the time. By noon September 28 the Chicago mainstream news organizations were breaking the Kevin Lynch story without any attribution to my posts. I did receive recognition from BLOG community and I was very impressed with how quickly the Chicago Daily Observer posted the story, which was very well done. It is little wounder that the mainstream median is going bankrupt both financially and morally given the incompetence of the reporting and their slavish devotion to a corrupt power structure. Fortunately the Internet is rendering them irrelevant.

    As I take my leave of Chicago my only advice is to always seek the truth, for by seeking the truth you shall be set free.

    Peter Gurney
    Knowlton Township, New Jersey

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