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2016 Olympics Vote Schedule: IOC Meeting In Copenhagen

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WHAT: Selection of the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WHERE: Copenhagen.

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 2.

THE CANDIDATES: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.

WHO DECIDES: The International Olympic Committee.

VOTING PROCESS: IOC members vote by secret ballot until one city receives a majority; the city receiving the fewest votes is eliminated after each round. The maximum number of rounds is three.

HOW MANY: The IOC has 106 members. The president, Jacques Rogge, doesn't vote. Members from a country with a bid city in the race are ineligible to vote as long as their candidate is still in contention. That means 98 members are eligible to vote in the first round; more in subsequent rounds. In the event of a tie vote in the early rounds, a runoff is held between the two cities. If there is a tie in the final round, Rogge can vote or ask the IOC executive board to break the deadlock.

THE VENUE: The Bella Conference Center.

PRESENTATIONS: Each city will make 45-minute presentations to the IOC members on the day of the vote, with another 15 minutes for questions and answers.

THE ORDER: The presentations begin with Chicago at 8:50 a.m. Copenhagen time. Tokyo goes next at 10:30 a.m., followed by Rio at 12:10 p.m. and Madrid at 2:50 p.m.

THE VOTE: Members start voting at 5:10 p.m. Voting finished by 5:40 p.m.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT: The announcement ceremony is scheduled from 6:30 to 7 p.m.