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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 25 (Xinhua) -- A timeline of events leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


October 2009 - Rio de Janeiro is chosen ahead of Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.


October 2009 - Rugby sevens is added to the Rio 2016 Olympic schedule; golf is reintroduced after a 112-year absence.


March 2010 - The mayors of Rio de Janeiro and 2010 Winter Olympics host Vancouver sign a cooperation deal to ""exchange information and experiences"".


January 2011 - Rio unveils its official Olympic logo.


August 2012 - Brazilian samba dancers take center stage in the final minutes of the London 2012 Olympic closing ceremony, marking the start of the road to Rio.


April 2013 - The Maracana stadium - home to the Rio 2016 opening and closing ceremonies - is reopened after nearly three years of renovations.


April 2014 - IOC vice president John Coates says Rio's Olympic preparations are the ""worst"" he's seen.


August 2014 - Rio stages its first official test event: a sailing regatta in Guanabara Bay.


November 2014 - Organizers announce Vinicius and Tom as the official Rio 2016 mascots. Vinicius is a hybrid of native Brazilian animals and Tom is a mix of local plants.


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