As the 2012 Summer Olympics held this year in London come to a close later this evening, the world will get a sneak peek of what's in store for the next incarnation of the Summer Games, which for the first time will be held in South America. Rio de Janeiro beat out a high profile bids from Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo to capture the 2016 Summer Olympics, and will air an 8 minute presentation during the closing ceremonies in London tonight.
Tonight's presentation will give the world a taste of what to expect from the Carnival city in just four years. Expect lots of percussion and dancing, as the presentation includes 31 Brazilian performers.
In a stark contrast to the rainy, wet Games in London, the competitions to be held in Brazil are likely to feature spectacular, idilic weather.
The official handover will come Sunday night with the unfurling of the Brazilian flag, and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame in London at the conclusion of the ceremony.
The U.S. has not hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta. New York made a bid for 2012, but was obviously unsuccessful.