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2016 Rio Olympic Games: Crucial meeting next week over funding.

RIO DE JANEIRO :  The head an IOC inspection committee says the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics face some "challenging deadlines" and that a meeting with top government officials next week will be "crucial" in

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 22, 2014 6:59 IST ]
2016 rio olympic games crucial meeting next week over
2016 rio olympic games crucial meeting next week over funding.

RIO DE JANEIRO :  The head an IOC inspection committee says the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics face some "challenging deadlines" and that a meeting with top government officials next week will be "crucial" in finalizing funding and venue planning for the games.



With the Rio Games just 2 1/2 years away, Nawal El Moutawakel said Friday that inspectors witnessed "improvements on the ground" but that many projects face tight deadlines.

The Rio Games -- like Brazil's World Cup in under three months -- have been plagued by delays and concerns about the lack of coordination among Brazil's three levels of government.

El Moutawakel said the meeting Thursday in Brasilia would include "top levels of government," which might include Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

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