- The games
- Organising Committee
- Rio de Janeiro
- Take part
Rio de Janeiro was awarded the right to host 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games by the 121st Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the general assembly of this body, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. Rio won the final round of voting by 66 votes against the 32 votes given to Madrid, the other finalist.
The result of all the rounds of voting was the following:
|Rounds of voting||1||2||3|
|Rio de Janeiro||26||46||66|
The Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 is in charge of Games planning and operation. For that, the Organizing Committee relies on a budget of R$ 5,6 billion that was approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The organizing Committee intends to have the full budget funded by private organizations, but the three levels of government – federal, state and municipal - have assured to the IOC that they will cover any funding need the Organizing Committee may face.
The organizing Committee is not responsible for any works. The cost of venue and infrastructure works, adding up to R$ 23.2 billion, will be managed by the three government levels.