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Work begins on 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio

Work begins on 2016 Olympic golf course in Rio

Work has finally begun on the 2016 Olympic golf course after a series of delays amid a legal dispute over the ownership of the site.
The organizing committee for the Rio de Janeiro games said Wednesday that clearing work had begun to remove "non-native vegetation" after a permit was issued by the city. Construction is set to begin in April and Carlos Nuzman, head of the organizing committee, said the course would be ready for a test event in 2015.
The move will come as a relief to the International Olympic Committee, which has repeatedly downplayed the ongoing legal dispute but was officially notified about it by court officials during a recent inspection visit to Rio. Two different companies have claimed ownership of the land, with one having announced plans to build a housing complex there instead.


Updated : 2021-06-22 12:34 GMT+08:00