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They Will Be Dancing In The Streets Of Chicago - Or Will They?

U.S. President Barack Obama has come and gone after giving an eight minute speech during Chicago 2016's presentation to the International Olympic Committee, and now
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President Lula's Empassioned Remarks Highlight Rio 2016 Olympic Bid Presentation

Rio de Janeiro presented their 2016 Olympic bid to the IOC third, at 12:05 PM local time in Copenhagen. A summary follows.IOC member from Brazil ...
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Transcript: Tokyo 2016 Olympic Bid Presentation

[Provided by the Tokyo 2016 Bid Committee] Tokyo 2016 Final Presentation Script2 October 2009[1] Resa MishinaHi.I'm Resa.I'm 15.I'm a gymnast. Doing sport gives me hope. It ...
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Tokyo 2016 Olympic Bid Presentation Emphasizes Great Spirit Despite Lack of Emotion

Tokyo made the second presentation to IOC members, at 10:30 AM local time in Copenhagen.  Following is a summary.A fifteen year-old girl, gymnast, speaking in ...
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Chicago Presents Olympic Bid to the IOC - Obama Wants The World's Faith In The U.S. Restored

Chicago was first of the four cities to present their Olympic bid to IOC members in Copenhagen today beginning at 8:45 AM local time.Summary:American IOC ...
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Olympic Host City Selection Voting Procedures

On October 2nd the IOC will elect the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games.Each city will give final presentations to the voting International Olympic ...
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2016 Race Too Close To Call

Although Chicago is rated as a slight favourite to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the BBC reports many commentators are describing the outcome as ...
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More than 500,000 Votes in Online Olympic Bid Poll

Over half-a-million votes have been cast in an unscientific online poll asking readers who they would like to see win the 2016 Olympic Games ...
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2016 Olympic Bid Timeline - How We Got Here

On October 2, 2009 the IOC membership at the 121st Session in Copenhagen will vote for the Host City of the 2016 Olympic Games. Copenhagen ...
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Madrid Can Win 2016 Games - Mayor

Madrid 2016 bid leaders told a press conference Wednesday that Madrid can deliver a great Games supported with the passion of the Spanish people. Alberto ...
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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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Candidature Procedure and Questionnaire
Application Evaluation Report
Candidature Acceptance Procedure and Questionnaire
Candidate Evaluation Report
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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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