Oct 24, 2013; Rio de Janiero, BRA; An aerial view of Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado mountain overlooking the city of Rio, Guanabara Bay (left) and Sugarloaf mountain (right) in Rio during the first world press briefing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

IOC tells Brazil to pick up the pace of Rio 2016 planning

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued a statement this week telling the organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics to pack up the pace of planning.

Nawal El Moutawakel, the chair of the IOC’s Coordination Commission, said the organizers need to keep in mind that every second counts:

“The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have great potential for being a very exciting event which leaves many legacies. But although progress is being made, each decision that is postponed and each subsequent delay will have a negative impact on delivery. Total focus and dedication are therefore required.


“The Olympic Movement stakeholders will continue to actively and constructively assist the organizers towards their short and long-term objectives.”

Olympic officials spent three days in Rio last week to assess the progress. You can read the IOC’s full statement here.

[Source: NBC Olympic Talk]

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