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2016 Summer Olympic bid

Brazil, Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics

People celebrate after Rio de Janeiro won the nomination to host the 2016 Olympic Games at the Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Full story

BACKGROUND

2016 Olympic vote at a glance

WHAT: Selection of the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. WHERE: Copenhagen. WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2.

POLL

Which city do you think will be chosen to host the 2016 Summer Games?
Chicago
Madrid
Tokyo
Rio de Janeiro

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Brazil, Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics

2009-10-03 03:42:45 GMT SINA.com Like sweet, sultry samba music, Rio hit all the right notes. Chicago had Barack Obama. Tokyo had $4 billion in the bank. Madrid had powerful friends. But none of that mattered. Rio de Janeiro had the enchanting story - of about 400 million sports-mad people on a giant untapped and vibrant continent yearning, hoping, that the Olympics finally might come to them. And the International Olympic Committee was hooked.

Obama uses personal touch for Chicago Olympics bid

2009-10-02 08:46:32 GMT SINA.com WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is putting his personal powers of persuasion on the line in a pitch in Copenhagen in support of Chicago's Olympics bid.

Obama joins Chicago final presentation for hosting 2016 Olympics

2009-10-02 08:08:43 GMT Xinhua English COPENHAGEN, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama joined here on Friday Chicago bid team's final presentation for hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

History or no mystery? IOC has a statement to make

2009-09-30 02:35:50 GMT SINA.com COPENHAGEN – Rio or Chicago? Risk vs. reliable.

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Preparations for the 121st Olympic Congress in Copenhagen

2009-09-29 06:41:22 GMT SINA.com Preparations are made for the 121st Olympic Congress in Copenhagen. US President Barack Obama will travel to Copenhagen this week to press the International Olympic Committee on his hometown Chicago's 2016 Summer Games bid.

400,000 Madrid 2016 supporters form human mosaic: Officials

2009-09-29 06:37:07 GMT SINA.com MADRID – Hundreds of thousands of people formed a "human mosaic" in Madrid Sunday to show their support for the city's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, five days before the International Olympic Committee makes its decision.

Obama hopes Chicago is IOC's kind of town

2009-09-29 03:48:37 GMT SINA.com President travels to Copenhagen to push Chicago as 2016 Olympic host city.

Obama: Chicago Olympics would make world proud

2009-09-17 00:04:59 GMT Xinhua English WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama promised at White House on Wednesday that his hometown Chicago would make the world proud if the city host the 2016 Summer Games.

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A look at Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Games

2009-09-29 06:03:59 GMT SINA.com A look at Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics:

A look at Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic bid

2009-09-29 06:03:29 GMT SINA.com A look at Rio de Janeiro’s bid for the 2016 Olympics:

A look at Madrid’s bid for 2016 Olympics

2009-09-29 06:03:01 GMT SINA.com A look at Madrid’s 2016 Olympic bid.

A look at Tokyo’s bid for the 2016 Summer Games

2009-09-29 06:02:36 GMT SINA.com A look at Tokyo’s bid for the 2016 Olympics.