Olympics to … NOT Chicago, but Rio

The International Olympic Committee just voted to give the 2016 Summer Olympics to … still waiting, but Chicago is OUT.

Update: Second round Tokyo is OUT. Madrid and Rio is left, I’m guessing Rio.

Final Update: The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in either Rio or Madrid. I guess the final announcement will be at 12:30 p.m. ET or right about then.

Rio for Summer 2016.

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Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Anne-EH on October 2, 2009 at 7:55 am

    No suprises here that Chicago would be the first to be voted out. The IOC, which has had its own brushes with corruption, still very much REMEMBERS the Berlin 1936 Olympics and they did not want to have to see President Obama turn it into another event promoting his vision for socialism. Just a thought.

  2. Anne-EH on October 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Also what sealed the decision against Chicago was that very disturbing video of the brutal murder of that teenager. If Chicago cannot protect its own, could the IOC trust it to protect visiting athletes and spectators.

  3. sammy22 on October 2, 2009 at 11:04 am

    I was pulling for the US. Rio had something better, including hosting the Olympics in So. America for the first time.

  4. Sal C on October 3, 2009 at 4:43 am

    Yes it has been said the reason Chicago didn't get the Olympics its all the fault of George W Bush.You can't make this stuff up LOL When will they stop blaming Bush ?
    If its so bad why hasn't it been changed??????????

  5. Dimsdale on October 3, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Sal: probably for the same reason they haven't "fixed" all that waste etc. in Medicare.  Or found Osama bin Laden, or closed Gitmo, or fixed the economy or (insert failed campaign promise here).


    I am still laughing at the media tools that were proclaiming that the supposed "in the bag" win for Chicago was due to the "Obama effect" (plus a little Oprah, it seems).  Too bad for them that the "Obama effect" is negative, not positive.  For the liberals in power, anyway.

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