By Mark Memmott
For the first time in the Modern Games' history, the Olympics are going to be held in South America. That announcement was just made in Copenhagen, where the International Olympic Committee has been meeting.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was awarded the 2016 Summer Games.
Chicago, as we've been reporting, failed to make the IOC's cut -- despite a last-minute, unprecedented push from President Barack Obama.
I happy it's not in Chicago, but since I'm in the suburbs my opinion doesn't count (according to joefromchicago).