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RIO GRAND: Rio Takes 2016 Olympics

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 2, 2009 4:50PM

In an announcement that means heartbreak for many but relief for others, the International Olympic Committee has awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro over Madrid. Chicago, as we all know by now, was eliminated first in a stunning development.