The Assembly felt it was the only city in Brazil and South America which would possess Olympic-level facilities ready for an Olympic and Paralympic bid, a legacy of its upcoming hosting of the XV Pan American Games in 2007, later considered to be the best in history.
Why did the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have historical importance?
Rio de Janeiro has used the Olympic Games as an important catalyst to improve its public transport infrastructure, with the population that will have access to high capacity public transport up from 18 per cent in 2009 to 65 per cent at the end of this year.
Which country is hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics?
What went wrong with Rio 2016?
Even some of the medals awarded to the athletes have tarnished or cracked, with more than 10 percent of them sent back to Brazil for repair. Rio officials blame poor handling by the athletes. Almost a year since the Games closed, the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee still owes $40 million to creditors.
Which country won the 2016 Olympics?
The U.S. edges China for the most gold medals.
That race is particularly important to China, which has tried to harness its youth for Olympic glory ever since rejoining the summer Olympic movement in 1984. With only a few events left, the United States clinched the race on Sunday afternoon by reaching 39 golds.
Which was the first city to host the Summer Olympics twice?
Two cities in the United States have hosted the Olympic Games twice: Lake Placid and Los Angeles. Lake Placid hosted the Winter Olympics in 1932 and 1980, while Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.