October 2, 2009
Posted: 1615 GMT
Well, we don't know yet. We know Chicago (in a stunning upset) and Tokyo, were both eliminated in the first round of voting.
So either Rio de Janeiro or Madrid will be chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2016 summer games.
Here at CNN Center, the newsroom let out a gasp of astonishment when the IOC announced Chicago had received the smallest number of votes. Many here expected Chicago – that U.S. President Barack Obama personally flew to Copenhagen to support – had the best chances.
Did his trip backfire? What do IOC members take into account when choosing a city to host Olympic events?
We will be speaking with renowned sports journalist Christine Brennan of USA Today and ask for her reaction to today's big announcement.
We will also go live to all the cities in contention today – the three losers and the winner. If it's Rio, I expect our Shasta Darlington, covering reaction to the IOC's vote results, might have trouble being heard over the crowd of thousands gathered in an open field, ready to celebrate their city's big win.
Also today, we will continue to cover the aftermath of the deadly and destructive earthquakes that hit Indonesia. We'll have reports from the ground and we will tell you how you can help by donating to charities involved in rescue and relief efforts.
Plus, we will show you the first ever video of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The "proof of life" video shows Shalit holding up a newspaper dated September 14th. Hamas released the video in exchange for 20 Palestinian female prisoners.
We'll go live to Jerusalem.
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