IOC backs Rio Olympic preps after stadium closure
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The IOC expressed confidence Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics despite the temporary closure of the stadium that will host track and field events.
Rio authorities said they decided to shut the Joao Havelange Stadium because of structural problems with the roof.
International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams said the stadium closure was no reason for alarm.
"There are still more than 3½ years to go before the ...
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