Rio will be the first South American city to host the Games. Chicago's loss is a disappointment to President Obama, who traveled to Copenhagen to promote the US bid.
Chicago's Olympics elimination in the first round is a blow to Obama's prestige. But the president, criticized for jetting off to Copenhagen at a crucial time, has no regrets, says an adviser.
The Olympics cost billions and often leave venues deep in debt. But they inspire civic pride.
President Obama will go to Copenhagen, Denmark, Friday to counter Brazil's attempt to win bid to host 2016 Olympics. Lula says Latin America deserves a shot.
President Obama and Michelle Obama will go to Copenhagen to lobby the IOC to give Chicago the 2016 Summer Olympics.
President Obama said Monday he will travel to the IOC meeting in Copenhagen on Oct. 2 to support the Chicago 2016 bid.
At the world championships in Berlin today, Bolt ran the 200 meter sprint in 19.19 seconds. How does he do it?
Where no anthems play, the world's foremost feel-good sports festival attracts athletes from around the world
The country is feeling unusually cheerful as it claims top spots in beauty, talent, and sports competitions.
Illinois' ex-governor asserts his innocence, saying he'll 'fight in the courts' to clear his name.