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Rio Olympic Park construction workers on strike

Rio Olympic Park

This photo shot through a pane of glass shows a view of the Olympic Park under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, March 20, 2014. With IOC officials in Rio de Janeiro on to monitor progress on the 2016 Olympics, the city’s Mayor Eduardo Paes acknowledged that work on a large cluster of venues is far behind schedule. Paes made his remarks as Nawal El Moutawakel, the head of the inspection committee, reminded Rio officials that the recent Sochi Winter Olympics showcased “meticulous planning.” She urged Rio organizers to meet deadlines and to explain clearly to the Brazilian public why it should back the games. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)


Work at the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has been slowed by a strike from more than 2,000 construction workers since Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

The news comes after the International Olympic Committee mentioned a “necessary sense of urgency” in delayed preparations for the Olympics two weeks ago.

The International Golf Federation president said last week next year’s golf test event in Rio may be canceled.

The president of a company preparing the city to host the Games announced her resignation this week.

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