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IOC happy with preparations for 2016 Rio Games

Updated: June 10, 2011, 10:10 AM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- IOC officials left Rio de Janeiro impressed by preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying the city had made great strides on its infrastructure projects.

The glowing report, delivered by the IOC oversight panel Thursday after a three-day visit, included praise for public works such as a new rapid transit bus system and projects meant to benefit the city in the long run.

"There has been an impressive amount of work," said Nawal El Moutawakel, head of the International ...

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