IOC President Jacques Rogge has praised Rio de Janeiro's preparations for hosting the 2016 Games. Visiting the Brazilian city on Wednesday to help lay the cornerstone for the future Olympic Village, the head of the International Olympic Committee says he's proud of what has been accomplished so far.
AOC President John Coates has been appointed to the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
While still stunned by the early exit of Chicago the mood at the IOC Session in Copenhagen is “let the carnival begin” for Rio.
Chicago's shock firsat round exit and the overwhelming win by Rio made it a fascinating vote. See the actual numbers and the reactions here.
Rio de Janeiro officials announced on Monday the city's hotels are planning to make available nearly 2,000 additional rooms for the 2016 Olympics,
Rio Janeiro and Chicago's chances of hosting the 2016 Olympic Games have received a boost after they appeared to edge ahead in the technical evaluation of the four candidates.
Rio de Janeiro's bid to become the first South American city to host the Olympics is gathering momentum, a source close to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told AFP on Thursday.