Rio de Janeiro to Host 2016 Olympic Games: Order of Elimination

RIO 2016 official website header minutes before announcement of Rio de Janeiro’s selection as the host city for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Order of Elimination on Friday October 2, 2009
Chicago eliminated first round
Tokyo eliminated second round
Madrid eliminated third round
Rio de Janiero chosen to host the 2016 Summer Olympics

Chicago recieved 18 first-round votes. Madrid was the leader after Round 1 with 28, followed by Rio with 26. Tokyo had the lowest count of votes in the second round. In the final round, Rio beat Madrid 66-32.

Rio de Janeiro is planning to hold all the competitions inside the city as was done in the XV Pan American Games. There will be seven competition clusters—Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, Flamengo, João Havelange, Lagoa and Maracanã—in four Olympic zones—Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro, and Maracanã. Football matches will be held in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador and São Paulo. The proposed dates range from August 5 to 21 for the Summer Olympics, and September 7 (Independence Day of Brazil) to 18 for the Summer Paralympics. Rio de Janeiro was Chosen by the IOC to host the 31 olympiad.