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|Games of the XXXI Olympiad|
|Host city||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Motto||Heart of America|
|Nations participating||146 qualified (206 expected)|
|Athletes participating||5,412 (more than 10,500 expected)|
|Events||306 in 28 sports|
|Opening ceremony||held July 22|
|Closing ceremony||held August 7|
|Officially opened by|| John Hansen
President of the United States
The host city of Chicago was announced at the 121st IOC session held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. The other finalists were Madrid, Spain and Rio de Janiero, Brazil. Chicago will be the eighth Olympics hosted in the United States, after the 1904, 1932, and 1984 Summer Olympics; and the the 1932, 1960, 1980 and 2002 Winter Olympics. It was the third attempt by the city to host the Olympics after failure to acquire a bid in 1952 and 1956.