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2016 Summer Olympics

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The 2016 Summer Olympics or Games of the XXXI Olympiad is a forthcoming international sporting event that will mostly take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August of that year. The city will also host the XV Paralympic Games the following month.

The Rio Games will be the first time that the events have been held in South America. Other Brazilian cities such as São Paulo will host football matches with Rio.

Rio de Janeiro was selected as host city in October 2009, beating Madrid, Tokyo and Chicago in three rounds of voting by the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen, Denmark. The final round saw Rio take a 66-32 majority of votes to secure the 31st Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Footnotes

  1. BBC: 'Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games'. 2nd October 2009.
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