The International Olympic Committee has decided to hold the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian city beat Madrid with a 66-32 vote in the third and final round of IOC voting in Copenhagen. Tokyo, which sought to host the Summer Olympics for the second time — the first being in 1964 — was eliminated in the second round.

In an evaluation report last month, the IOC praised Tokyo for its concept of staging a compact Olympic Games. Ninety-seven percent of the venues were to be located within 8 km of an Olympic stadium powered by solar energy, and Tokyo had amassed a special ¥400 billion fund for hosting the Games.

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