Thousands Expected At Copacabana To Watch IOC Vote

About 100,000 people are expected at Copacabana beach Friday to watch the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Rio de Janeiro city officials have also declared Friday an optional public holiday so more people can participate in the festivities and support the bid, reports the Associated Press.

There will be several live concerts at the beach beginning Friday morning until the host city announcement.