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Construction of Rio golf course starts

Updated: March 20, 2013, 4:18 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Work has finally begun on the 2016 Olympic golf course after delays caused by a legal dispute over ownership of the site.

The organizing committee for the Rio de Janeiro Games said on Wednesday that clearing work had begun to remove "non-native vegetation" after a permit was issued by the city. Construction is set to begin in April and Carlos Nuzman, head of the organizing committee, said the course would be ready for a test event in 2015.

The move should come as ...

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