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The International Olympic Committee meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday chose Rio de Janeiro as the host site for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2016 Games Friday. Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid are the candidate cities and a final appeal will be made by representatives for each of them prior to the voting by IOC members. President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak to the IOC on behalf of Chicago's bid. The winner will be entrusted to deliver one of only a handful of truly global events that has the ability to bring together the vast majority of humanity...
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) on Wednesday named the country's capital Tokyo as its candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will accept bids from 2008 with a final decision on who will host the 2016 Games to be made in 2009.
By Isabel Reynolds TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo formally joined the race to host the Olympics for a second time on Wednesday after the city's metropolitan assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution to bid for the 2016 Games.
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