This very thorough persuasive writing assignment would make a great team activity as students brainstorm considerations for having Olympics in a particulary place. Research is required to determine considerations and why a particular place would be good for the Summer Olympics of 2016 since a city has not been determined as of yet.
After brainstorming, students must compose a persuasive letter (individually or as a team) to the Olympic Committee. This would might a nice bulletin board display or addition to a writing portfolio or both.
NOTE: If you don't have access to a color copier and would like to print these in color, print them right from your printer using a heavier stock paper.