Golf shortlist announced

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Brazilian officials say Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and other top golf course architects are in the running to design the 2016 Olympic course. It will be the first time golf is played in the Games in a century.

The companies in the final selection list were announced in early December 2011. The course will be built in Rio de Janeiro, likely in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood, which will hold most of the Olympic venues. Applicants had to show prior course design experience, and have an office established in Rio. The winner will be paid $300, 000 for the design. The Olympic organising committee has said the course should leave a legacy to the city, and serve in youth sports education and events after the games. The winner is expected to be announced early next year.

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