September 02, 2008 15:30 ET Teams With Chicago 2016 for "Live Chat With Michael Phelps"

Leader in Live Video to Power Live Online Video Chat With U.S. Olympian During His Visit to Chicago on September 3

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2008) -

WHO: and Chicago 2016

WHAT: "Live Chat with Michael Phelps"

WHEN: September 3, 6:00PM Eastern, 5:00PM Central, 3:00PM Pacific

WHERE: Exclusively at

ABOUT:, the leader in live video, today announced that it has teamed with Chicago2016 -- the organization leading the U.S. bid as one of four finalist cities to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games -- to produce an exclusive live-streamed interview with U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps. The event is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm PT on Wednesday, September 3, and will be available exclusively on The Chicago2016 Channel -- -- Chicago 2016's multimedia channel.

"This is a great opportunity to support Chicago 2016 in America's bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics," said Michael Seibel, CEO at "We're proud to give the online citizens the ability to interact and communicate with Michael Phelps -- one of our greatest Olympic heroes -- live and in real-time."

" has not only distinguished itself as a leader in live Web-based video, but it has also amassed one of the world's largest communities of sports enthusiasts," said Patrick Sandusky, Vice President of Communications for Chicago 2016. "Our approach to the 2016 bid is to engage as many people as possible, and is the right partner, with a platform for reaching and interacting with people in a highly effective way."

About Chicago 2016

Chicago 2016 is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to seek the privilege of hosting the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago. The committee's board consists of business, civic, athletic, cultural and academic leaders representing Chicago and the surrounding Midwest region. Patrick Ryan serves as the organization's chairman and CEO.

About is the leader in live video, and the place to broadcast and share video online. As of September 1, 2008, our community consists of over 1.5 million registered users and their videos are viewed by over 8 million monthly unique visitors who watch over 1,000 years of video per month and generate over 175 million monthly page views. For more information, please visit

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