Four Candidate cities (Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro) have submitted bid details to the International Olympic Committee for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 in advance of the final vote in Copenhagen on 2nd October this year.
The Spanish bid team profess not to be worried by suggestions the Games will not stay in Europe for a second successive Olympiad after London 2012.
While Brazil has already secured the football World Cup in 2014 – and the president of the Rio bid committee, Carlos Nuzman, believes this will count in their favour. “Several expenses included in our budget are on the budget of the World Cup……Security, stadiums, technology, accommodation, transportation are all very expensive and will be ready two years before.”,” he told BBC Sport.
Analysis of the four cities and links to their bids can be found at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/7884296.stm