BREAKING NEWS: Rio de Janeiro wins bid to host 2016 Olympics

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 2, 2009 11:04 am

As TSC reported earlier today, Chicago lost out on its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games in the first round of voting in Copenhagen, Denmark.  And we have just learned what city did win the bid: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Rio beat out Madrid, Spain in the final round of the voting.  This will be the first time the Olympics will be held in South America.  More than half of Rio’s Olympic venues are already constructed, and the Games will be held from August 5th to the 21st.