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Rio de Janeiro wins right to host 2016 Olympics

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Rio de Janeiro wins right to host 2016 Olympics

AP - Oct 2, 6:21 am EDT 1 of 99 Olympics Gallery Chicago was knocked out in the first round�in one of the most shocking defeats ever handed down by the International Olympic Committee�and Tokyo was eliminated in the second round.

Rio had played heavily on the fact that South America has never previously hosted the games, while Europe, Asia and North America have done so repeatedly. Now, only Africa and Antarctica remain as continents that have not been awarded an Olympics.

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time*treatComment by time*treat - October 2, 2009, 1:26 pm
I guess Antarctica could one day do a winter games. =^.^=
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eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - October 3, 2009, 2:49 am

Nota Bene:
Unlike Chicago, dead people can't vote at IOC meetings
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justxploringComment by justxploring - October 3, 2009, 4:49 am
I expected Rio to win. We just hosted the Olympics in 2002.

Still, I believe when any leader boosts support for his country, it's something to be cheered, not condemned. The leaders of other countries like Spain and Japan lobbied for their countries. The Olympics is supposed to be about unity, something we Americans desperately need.

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