Rio 2016 Olympics - Follow the Summer Olympic Games

The city of Rio de Janeiro will host the Games of the XXXI Olympiad. This followed three rounds of voting by members of the International Olympic http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympic%20Games Committee (IOC) on 2 October 2009 at the 121st IOC Session, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Seven cities were initially proposed by their National Olympic Committees to host the 2016 Games: Chicago (USA), Prague (CZE), Tokyo (JPN), Rio loja Viver Esporte de Janeiro (BRA), Baku (AZE), Doha (QAT) and Madrid (ESP). On 4 June 2008, the IOC Executive Board selected four cities to enter the Candidate City phase of the bid process. Listed in the official order of drawing of lots, these cities were:

Chicago (USA)

Tokyo (JPN)

Rio de Janeiro (BRA)

Madrid (ESP)

During the vote on 2 October 2009, Rio de Janeiro eventually triumphed by taking 66 votes compared to Madrid's 32. This gave Rio the majority that it needed to be elected as the host city for the 2016 Games. Rio had to overcome stiff competition, however, in the form of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in order to get the Games.

21st IOC Session, 2 October 2009, Copenhagen: Election of the Host City of the XXXI Games of the Olympiad

Rounds

1

2



3

Rio de Janeiro

26

46

66

Madrid

28



29

32

Tokyo

22

20

 



Chicago

18

 

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