On 2 October 2009, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, announced Rio de Janeiro as the host city for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad to be held in 2016.
Why was Rio chosen to host 2016 Olympics?
The Brazilian Olympic officials explained that being the first host city in South America would be possible for three major reasons: (1) the country maintained that they had been hit less hard by the global financial crisis at the time, and felt comfortable setting aside the estimated $14.4 billion dollars needed to …
How many number of members who voted to select the host city for the 2016 Olympics?
The 103 members who attended the meeting start voting electronically in a secret ballot at 5:10 p.m. (1510 GMT). The vote will take up to 30 minutes. Cities will be eliminated one-by-one until one secures a majority. Chicago presented its case to the IOC first, with videos and speeches – capped by Obama’s plea.
Which country is hosting the 2016 Olympics?
Why is Rio unsustainable?
The many rivers that flow through Rio’s sprawling urban areas into Guanabara Bay were declared biologically dead by scientists years ago and tonnes of raw sewage pour into the sea every day. There are high levels of viruses and algal blooms in the water, as well as industrial contamination and floating debris.
What is the number of Olympic Games to be held in 2016?
With 306 sets of medals, the Games featured 28 Olympic sports, including rugby sevens and golf, which were added to the Olympic program in 2009.
2016 Summer Olympics.
|Emblem of the 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Host city||Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Events||306 in 28 sports (41 disciplines)|