27 Mar '14, 10pm

Construction on course for 2016 Olympics in Rio remains way behind, causing concern among officials: #p…

Construction on course for 2016 Olympics in Rio remains way behind, causing concern among officials: #p…

LONDON – Construction on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro remains way behind schedule, putting in jeopardy a planned test tournament next year, according to the head of the International Golf Federation. "We are not satisfied," said IGF President Peter Dawson. "I was down there (in Rio) just recently, and while the design of the course looks really good, the progress with the construction is not where we want it to be." "There are no green shoots on the course yet – unless they are weeds," he said. The course at Venue Reserva de Marapendi, designed by American architect Gil Hanse, has been plagued by delays over land rights and construction holdups. The course was originally scheduled to be completed by 2014. With golf returning to the Olympics for the first time since 1904, the IGF had planned to stage a test tournament in Rio next year. The IOC req...

Full article: http://www.pga.com/news/other-tour/delays-golf-course-201...

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