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Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Olympics

October 2, 2009 |  9:59 am

After eliminating Chicago in the first round of voting, International Olympic Committee members have selected Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the site of 2016 Summer Games.

This will be the first time the Olympics will be held in South America.

More details coming later here at our Olympics blog and at latimes.com/sports.

-- Houston Mitchell

Photo: A crowd celebrates at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janiero following Friday's official announcement that the city will host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Credit: Andrlei Almeida / AFP/Getty Images