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2016 Olympic Games officially XXXI Olympics Games , more commonly Rio 2016 will be a multi-sport event held in the second half of 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The choice was made during the 121st Session of the International Olympic Committee , which took place in Copenhagen , Denmark, on October 2 , 2009. The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games will be hosted in the same city and organized by the same committee.

It will be the first time that the Olympic Games will be hosted in South America and the second time in Latin America , after Mexico City in 1968. It will also be the third time to be held in the Southern Hemisphere after Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

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