IOC pleased with Rio 2016

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has concluded the fourth project review visit to the Brazilian host city for two days to inspect the progress on the preparations for the Rio 2016 summer Games.

Speaking after the visit in early November 2011, Rio 2016 chief and IOC member, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, said: The IOC team was pleased with the clarification provided in areas such as accommodation plus the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), and believes that we have taken important steps to continue moving forward with the Games preparations. The IOC team was led by Nawal El Moutawakel, who is in charge of the IOC coordination commission, the IOC Olympic Games executive director, Gilbert Felli, and IOC sports director, Christophe Dubi. During the visit the Rio mayor, Eduardo Paes, invited the IOC team together with president Nuzman and Leonardo Gryner, to see the Grota Funda tunnel and attend the opening of the second station for the Transoeste BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) line. The first day of meetings dealt with topics such as governance, human resources, sports, National Olympic Committees services and the Olympic Family. And the second in turn had the three levels of government, such as accommodation, venues, infrastructure, security and transport on the agenda. The next project review that the IOC will carry out will be in March 2012.

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