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2016 Summer Olympics goes to Rio
  • October 6th, 2009

2016 Summer Olympics

You must have heard it by now that the 2016 Summer Olympics will go to the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are scheduled to be held from August 5 to 21, 2016.

Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid video

Before Rio, four candidate cities were chosen for the shortlist on June 4, 2008: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo.

The final voting was held on October 2, 2009, in Copenhagen with Chicago and Rio de Janeiro perceived as favorites to land the games.

Chicago and Tokyo were eliminated after the first and second rounds of voting, respectively, while Rio de Janeiro took a significant lead over Madrid heading into the final round.

The lead held and Rio de Janeiro was announced as host, becoming the first city in South America to host an Olympic games.

2016 Rio Olympics reaction

The 2016 Summer Olympic program is scheduled to feature 26 sports and a total of 38 disciplines.

All venues of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2016 will be located in four zones – Copacabana Beach, MaracanĂ£, Deodoro and Barra da Tijuca, the latter will also house the Olympic Village.

I wonder if this blog will still be around by 2016, well I hope we still do.

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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