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Rio de Janeiro Awarded 2016 Olympic Games

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADRID (AP) - For thousands of Madrid supporters, the 2016
Olympics likely will be remembered as the fiesta that was nearly
theirs.

The Spanish capital lost out in the final round of voting as Rio
de Janeiro won the right to host the games.

Rio de Janeiro edged Madrid in the International Olympic
Committee's final voting session at Copenhagen to make it two
straight misses for the Spanish capital, which finished third
behind winner London and Paris for the 2012 games.

Crowds gathered in front of the Royal Palace in anticipation of
celebrating, with huge multicolored hands - the city's bid symbol -
waiving in the air.

Then came the painful, final announcement.
Tokyo and Chicago were eliminated in the first two rounds.


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