News is out that the IOC announced its final candidate cities for the 2016 Olympics and the final four are Madrid (Spain), Tokyo (Japan), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and finally Chicago. Doha was in the running to be amongst the finalists, but in the end they didn't advance.
We're over a year away from the final decision, but my money is that it comes down to Rio and Chicago. Tokyo will be a hard sell with this year's games being in Beijing and Madrid struggled with its bid for the 2012 Games. I would love to see it go to Chicago as its such a great city and it deserves it, however there has never been an Olympics in South America and so it seems highly likely that Rio will win out, but we'll have to see how the applicant process goes. Anyways, good luck to Chicago!