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2016 Summer Olympics

Rio chosen

2 Oct, 2009

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is announced as the host of the 2016 games by the International Olympic Committee. Rio beats out Madrid, Spain in the final round, as well as earlier competitors Chicago, Illinois and Tokyo, Japan. Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman announces his dedication to making the games a success:

Maybe some of the people tomorrow can rest…I’m not [resting].

Rio de Janeiro is chosen to host the Olympic Games in 2016