Rio de Janeiro Gets 2016 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. These are the first Olympics ever awarded to a South American country.

Rio beat our Madrid in the final round of voting. Tokyo was eliminated in the second round, lasting one round longer than former front runner Chicago, which was the first city eliminated.

I, for one, look forward to high definition coverage of the local culture… (Don’t click through if you don’t want to see bikini’s)

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