Golf deadline extended

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The Rio 2016 Olympic Games organising committee has issued a statement that the international competition to select a course design has been extended due to missing documentation on the bids.

Golf was voted back on the Olympic programme for the 2016 Games and the Rio organisers are looking to create a special legacy for the sport in the city. The golf course will be built at Reserva de Marapendi, in Barra da Tijuca, and this will be the district that will concentrate the largest number of Olympic venues. The statement reads: " The Rio 2016 Organising Committee informs that none of the applicants for the international selection process to choose a design for the Olympic Games golf course has submitted the complete financial and legal documentation duly required for qualification purposes. In view of the foregoing, on the grounds of Clause 8. 2. 11 of the regulation of the said selection process, the Judging Commission has granted, to the entirety of the participants, an extension of the deadline to submit the missing documentation. " The new deadlines for the remainder steps of the selection process will be announced after the cited deadline has expired.

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