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Rio wins host bid; Chicago was first out

Updated: October 2, 2009, 9:38 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

COPENHAGEN -- Finally, South America gets an Olympics. The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro.

In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend.

Chicago was knocked out in the first round -- in one of the most shocking defeats ever in International Olympic Committee voting. Even Tokyo, which had trailed throughout the race, did better -- ...

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