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Olympics 2016

With only two months to the start of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing on August 8, the four candidates to host the 2016 Olympics have been decided.

The four prospective cities are: Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Madrid (Spain), Chicago (USA).

Olympics 2016


Tokyo ranked first in the preliminary ranking but faces a tough contest to win the right to host the Games. Japan's capital scored well on security and safety but had a perceived lack of public and government backing for the event.

Rio eventually was chosen as the 2016 host, with Tokyo to host the 2020 Games.


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