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2009-10-02 12:00:00

The International Olympic Committee meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday chose Rio de Janeiro as the host site for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Jubilant cheering erupted at a rally on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, which will be the site of the 32nd Summer Olympics, the first ever held in South America. The Brazilian city and Chicago were regarded as favorites for host city, but Chicago was the first city eliminated from the voting with the fewest supporters, followed by Tokyo. Thousands...

2009-10-01 20:53:53

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...

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2009-09-14 11:43:20

U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she is ready to openly voice her support for Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The host of The Oprah Winfrey Show said she is prepared to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, in an attempt to convince the International Olympic Committee to choose Chicago as an Olympic host city, the Chicago Tribune said Monday. There's some talk about it, and if I feel I can be useful there, then that's what I will do, Winfrey said Sunday when asked if she would make...

2006-08-30 03:25:52

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. So far, India, Japan, Spain, the United States and Brazil have expressed interest. Italy is also considering a bid. Apart from the 1964 Summer Games, Japan has also hosted the Winter Olympics...

2006-03-08 06:52:22

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. Last month, Sapporo followed Nagoya's earlier decision to rule itself out of the running, leaving just the capital city and Fukuoka, on the southern island of Kyushu, as the only two cities in contention. The Japanese Olympics Committee welcomed Tokyo's...


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