Rio de Janeiro awarded 2016 Olympics


Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Chicago, one of the pre-announcement favorites, was the first city to be eliminated from the voting Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

U.S. President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey went to Copenhagen to lobby on Chicago's behalf, but were unsuccessful.

The sport of golf is on the docket for inclusion in the '16 Games. That announcement will be revealed next Friday.