FYI Posted January 21, 2014 Report Share Posted January 21, 2014 So, as I believe like many others, one of the strongest factors the IOC chose Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics because they are the first South American Hosts, if the IOC thought North and South America as 1 Continent 'Americas', then Rio de Janeiro would of not got the 2016 Summer Olympics, Tokyo or Chicago would of, probably Tokyo. Yeah, but even Rogge, right after Rio won, said "the Games finally make it's way to the 'American Subcontinent' ". And while it seems unfair to some on here that the IOC still views North & South America as one, they more than likely still view it similar like East & Western Europe. Same continent, but still different enough to award a compelling bid from the far less represented portion of the "continent", in this case "South" America. Plus, Brazil itself, as a country of 200 million people, never hosted before either. So that alone was still enough to award them the Games. But when you're talking about going back to "North" America, part of the "continent" that has hosted much moreso (akin to Western Europe's much multiple hostings) then it becomes much harder to make a compelling case when the Olympics have already been there quite a number of times. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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