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London 2012 Organizers Arriving In Rio For Debriefing

London 2012 organizers have been arriving in Rio Friday to pass on their knowledge to the hosts of the Rio 2016 Summer Games, reports the
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Rio 2016 To Follow Successful London 2012 Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympic Games have ended with the Closing Ceremony called the "Festival of the Flame", and now it's on to Rio 2016. Encircling ...
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It's On To Rio 2016

Rio 2016 will receive the Olympic Flag and invite the world to visit the 2016 Games in Rio in an eight-minute presentation Sunday evening at ...
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Rio 2016 To Avoid Empty Seats

Organizers of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games say they hope to avoid empty seats that have become problematic at the London 2012 Games. Leonardo ...
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IOC Analyzes Chicago 2016 Loss At Vancouver 2010 Games

Senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member for the United States, Anita DeFrantz, discussed Chicago's failed bid for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games while in Vancouver ...
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Tokyo 2016 Bid Committee In The Red

Mainichi reports the Tokyo 2016 bid committee is expected to be more than 100 million yen in the red, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has ...
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Chicago 2016 Bid Never Connected?

Michael Payne, a former International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive, wrote in a magazine article released Wednesday that Chicago's bid leaders "totally missed the plot" ahead ...
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Rio 2016 Refutes Tokyo's Claims Of "Invisible Dynamics"

Rio 2016 officials have hit out at remarks by Tokyo's Governor Shintaro Ishihara in the press regarding the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) election process in ...
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The "Big Money" Was In Chicago: IOC President Jacques Rogge

At a press conference following the completion of the Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, IOC President Jacques Rogge agreed that Chicago would have been a better ...
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Madrid Didn't Listen To Samaranch

The Associated Press reports that former International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Juan Antonio Samaranch told the German agency DPA Monday that Madrid was handicapped by ...
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2016 Olympic Bid News Summary
Bid Status: Rio won bid
Bid Date: October 2, 2009
Bid Location: IOC Congress in Copenhagen Denmark
Description: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo have been selected to the shortlist and will compete to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Baku, Doha and Prague were eliminated June 5, 2008.
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Feb. 8, 2006 Copenhagen, Denmark selected as host city for 2009 Olympic Congress and final 2016 bid vote
May 8-18, 2006 US Olympic Committee visits mayors of Houston (May 8), Philadelphia (May 9), Chicago (May 10), Los Angeles (May 18) and San Francisco (May 18) for 2 hour assessment meetings
July 26, 2006 US Olympic Committee narrows nomination short list to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. USOC still hasn't decided whether to bid.
Aug. 30, 2006 Japan Olympic Committee nominated Tokyo over Fukuoka for 2016 Bid
Sept. 1, 2006 Brazil's Olympic Committee nominates Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Bid
Jan. 9, 2007 The USOC finalizes its intention to bid for 2016.
Jan. 22, 2007 Bid books for Chicago and Los Angeles due into the USOC.
Feb. 28 - March 2, 2007 The USOC conducts site evaluation visit to Los Angeles.
March 5 - 7, 2007 The USOC conducts site evaluation visit to Chicago.
April 14, 2007 The USOC chooses Chicago over Los Angeles for its 2016 nomination.
May 16, 2007 IOC officially launches 2016 Race with schedule and instructions
May 30, 2007 Spain's Olympic Committee confirms Madrid 2016 bid
Aug. 31, 2007 Prague announces 2016 Olympic bid
Sept. 10, 2007 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil announces bid officially
Sept. 13, 2007 Application for the 2016 bids were due into the IOC. Seven cities applied.
Oct. 1, 2007 Payment of Candidature Acceptance Fee of USD$150,000
Jan. 14, 2008 Submission of Application File (mini bid books) and guarantee letters to the IOC
June 4, 2008 IOC Executive Board acceptance of Candidate Cities at SportAccord - Candidates must pay a USD$500,000 fee
Aug. 8-24, 2008 Olympic Games Observer Program
Feb. 12, 2009 Submission of Candidature File to the IOC
April-May, 2009 IOC Evaluation Commission visits to bid cities
April 4-7, 2009 Chicago evaluation visit
April 16-19, 2009 Tokyo evaluation visit
April 29-May 2, 2009 Rio evaluation visit
May 5-8, 2009 Madrid evaluation visit
Sept. 2, 2009 Report of the 2016 IOC Evaluation Commission
Oct. 2, 2009 FINAL 2016 VOTE - 121st IOC Session and Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark

Evaluation Commission

Chairperson Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco
Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli of Switzerland
IOC Member Ching-Kuo Wu from Chinese Taipei
IOC Member Craig Reedie from Great Britain
IOC Member Guy Drut from France
IOC Member Mounir Sabet from Egypt
IOC Member and Athletes' Commisssion Representative Alexander Popov from Russia
IOC Member and ASOIF Representative Els van Breda Vriesman from The Netherlands
IPC Representative Gregory Hartung from Australia


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