Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rio Beat Tokyo for Olympic in 2016

Tokyo’s hopes of hosting the 2016 Olympics were burst Friday as the Japanese basic was alone in the additional annular of voting by the International Olympic Committee.

Rio de Janeiro was called the champ of rights to date the 2016 Games, assault Madrid in the final annular of voting to become the aboriginal South American Olympic host. Rio had 66 votes to Madrid’s 32.

Chicago was alone in the aboriginal annular of voting afore Tokyo’s avenue larboard the chase bottomward to the Rio and Madrid. Tokyo had 22 votes in the aboriginal annular and 20 in the second.

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama appear a account Saturday congratulating the Brazilian bodies on Rio de Janeiro’s win in a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

‘‘I appetite to action my ardent acknowledgment for the citizens of Tokyo and athletes,’’ said Tokyo Gov Shintaro Ishihara. ‘‘Let’s use this adored experience, while arrest ecology issues and accord to the development of apple cities. I adjure for the success of the Games in Rio de Janeiro.’’

Under host burghal voting procedures, the burghal with the atomic cardinal of votes in anniversary alternating annular of acclamation is alone until one burghal has accomplished a majority of the accurate votes cast.

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