Summer Olympics 2016 Rio de Janeiro
Summer Olympics(Jogos Olímpicos de Verão de 2016) of the XXXI Olympiad will be held in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. It will be the 28th edition of the Summer Games, which was first organized in 1896. Never before were Olympic Games held in South America.
The Olympic games are scheduled to be from August 5 to 21, 2016. Despite being Summer Olympics, it will be the first edition to be held during the host city's actual wintertime.
The cities that wished to organize the
Summer Olympics of 2016had to present their candidacy to the International Olympic Committee IOC before September 13, 2007. Seven cities were officially nominated by their respective National Olympic Committee (NOC).
On 4 of June 2008, during an IOC meeting in Athens, four of these cities were officially put on a shortlist of candidates: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar) and Prague (Czech Republic) were dropped, as the other candidate cities developed a more comprehensive proposal.
On 2 of October 2009, the
host citywas chosen at the IOC congress in Copenhagen. After the first and second rounds Chicago and Tokyo were dropped respectively, so only Madrid and Rio de Janeiro remained in the final round. Rio de Janeiro defeated the Spanish capital with 66 to 32 votes.
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