For the first time ever, the Olympics will be held in South America, as the International Olympic Committee announced today that the 2016 Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The 2014 World Cup will also be held in Rio. Madrid was the other finalist, while Tokyo and Chicago were eliminated earlier today in preliminary votes.
Congrats to the city of Rio de Janeiro, and the country of Brazil, who will undoubtedly host some of the best Olympic parties ever.
Rio de Janeiro Has Been Awarded The 2016 Olympic Games