The International Olympic Committee (IOC) picked Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as the host city for the 2016 Olympic games.Â Chicago was out in the first round of voting, then Tokyo, then Madrid.
Brazil is the first South American city to host the Olympic games.
President Barack Obama, the first lady, Oprah and others made a trip to Denmark to voice their desires to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago, and are returning from that trip now.
CNN reported from downtown Chicago this morning when Chicago was eliminated from the Olympic bid.Â The crowd unanimously looked perplexed, as though they didnâ€™t hear the correct announcement.
White House officials called the result “disappointing” but said the president will move on to other issues.
Rio de Janeiro on the other hand is absolutely thrilled.Â CNN showed a crowded beach and downtown area filled with people when the decision was handed down that they won the bid, people were screaming with excitement at the thought of the 2016 Olympic Summer games being played in their city.