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Judge won't block golf construction

Updated: May 31, 2012, 7:27 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Rio 2016 organizers won a legal dispute when a judge decided not to annul contracts and block construction on disputed land for the Olympic golf course.

The judge on Wednesday denied the request made by Elmway Participacoes, the company disputing the ownership of the land, saying that the developer who claims to currently own it can use the area while a higher court decides on the ownership.

The lawyer for Elmway Participacoes said Thursday he will appeal.

The judge's ...

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