POSTED: April 27th 2009

Next stop . . . Rio 2016

Iconic view of the city / Image: Rio 2016
Iconic view of the city / Image: Rio 2016

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro is next in line to welcome the IOC evaluation commission as it arrives in the city to inspect the 2016 bid for the summer Games.

The IOC group will be evaluating and learning about the city’s bid from April 27- May 3. After a successful Pan American Games hosting in 2007, Rio is looking to land the first South American Olympic Games and Brazil is already the designated host for soccer's 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The city’s legendary panorama and worldfamous beaches enhance the overall flavor of the Brazilian bid. The IOC commission will be hearing briefs on the bid plan, visit the venues and then meet again for more detailed briefing and questions and answers with the bid leaders.

The commission will host one press conference on Friday at the end of the tour. Rio is competing against Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo. The vote is set for October 2 in Copenhagen at the IOC Session.

Keywords · Rio 2016 · IOC · Olympic bid

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