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Jogos Olímpicos Rio 2016

Rio de Janeiro Elected As 2016 Host City

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been elected as the Host City of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 following a vote by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session. IOC President Jacques Rogge made the announcement at the close of the first day of meetings of the IOC’s 121st Session in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rio de Janeiro received 66 votes compared to Madrid’s 32 in the final round of voting.

“Well done, Rio!”
Following the election, Rogge said, “I would like to congratulate the city of Rio de Janeiro on its election as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. Rio de Janeiro presented the IOC with a very strong technical bid, built upon a vision of the Games being a celebration of the athletes and sport, as well as providing the opportunity for the city, region and country to deliver their broader long-term aspirations for the future. This call to “live your passion” clearly struck a chord with my fellow members, and we now look forward to seeing Rio de Janeiro staging the first Olympic Games on the continent of South America. Well done, Rio!” He continued, “I would also like to thank Nawal El Moutawakel and her Evaluation Commission team for the excellent work that they undertook and which allowed us to reach today’s decision.”

Games of Celebration and Transformation
The Rio 2016 Games will be, first and foremost, a celebration of athletes, who will perform in world-class venues all located in the host city itself. The Rio Games will also celebrate and showcase sport, thanks to the city’s stunning setting and a desire to lift event presentation to new heights. At the same time, Rio 2016 will be an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the city, region and country – an opportunity to hasten the transformation of Rio de Janeiro into an even greater global city.

A Sporting Celebration
Rio 2016 will provide the best possible environment for peak performances. Athletes will enjoy world-class facilities, including a superb village, all located in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in a compact layout for maximum convenience. The competition venues will be clustered in four zones – Barra, Copacabana, Deodoro and Maracanã – and connected by a high-performance transport ring. Nearly half of the athletes will be able to reach their venues in less than 10 minutes, and almost 75 per cent will do so in less than 25 minutes. Of the 34 competition venues, of which 18 are already operational, eight will undergo some permanent works, seven will be totally temporary and nine are constructed as permanent legacy venues.

The Vote
The IOC members made their choice for 2016 following a long and detailed process, which included the presentations made today by the cities of Chicago (United States), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Madrid (Spain)*, a report and presentation from the IOC’s 2016 Evaluation Commission, chaired by Nawal El Moutawakel, the Candidature files of each city, and a technical meeting for the IOC members held in Lausanne this June.

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Олимпийские игры 2016 года пройдут в Рио-де-Жанейро
Именно такое решение приняли члены Международного Олимпийского комитета на очередном заседании, проходившем в столице Дании, Копенгагене.

До начала заседания на право проведения Летней Олимпиады – 2016 претендовали четыре города – Чикаго, Токио, Рио-де-Жанейро и Мадрид. Для представления городов-кандидатов в Данию прибыли первые лица всех четырех стран – президент США Барак Обама с женой Мишель, президент Бразилии Луис Игнасиу Лула да Сильва, премьер-министр Японии Юкио Хатояма и король Испании Хуан Карлос.

В связи с приездом большого количества высокопоставленных чиновников в Копенгагене были приняты беспрецедентные меры безопасности – прекращено движение по Эресуннскому мосту, между Данией и Швецией, а выставочный комплекс Bella Center, где проходит сессия МОК, был полностью оцеплен полицейскими кордонами. Однако попытка провести акцию протеста все же была предпринята. Полиция задержала 43 активиста движения Greenpeace, которые пытались развесить плакаты по пути следования американского лидера.

Столица проведения тридцать первых Летних Олимпийских игр определялась путем тайного голосования членов МОК. После первого раунда из борьбы выбыл Чикаго, а затем – Токио. Из двух оставшихся городов в итоге был выбран Рио-де-Жанейро. Вполне возможно, что здесь сыграл свою роль негласный принцип «ротации континентов» – в 2002 году Олимпиаду принимал американский Солт-Лейк-Сити, в 2008-м – азиатский Пекин, а в 2012-м Олимпийские Игры пройдут на европейском континенте, в Лондоне. Олимпийские Игры в Южной Америке не проводились никогда.

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