Oct 3, 2009

2016 Olympics will be at Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro won! It will host the 2016 Olympics!
It won even when Barack Obama persuaded the IOC to let Chicago host the olympics, even when Tokyo has a lot to offer and even when Madrid, as they say, had powerful friends. In the final vote, Rio swept Madrid in 66-32 win.It will be the first South American country to host Olympics and the second Latin America to have played home for the Olympics (after Mexico City).

Photos above show the mass celebration at Rio de Janeiro following the win that put Brazil in the Olympic historical map.

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Photos courtesy of Associate Press and Irish Times.

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