POSTED: May 20th 2010
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IOC: Rio 2016 should waste no time

(L t R) Rio 2016 head Carlos Nuzman talks with Nawal El Moutawakel and Gilbert Felli of the IOC / Image: Sergio Huoliver / RIO2016
(L t R) Rio 2016 head Carlos Nuzman talks with Nawal El Moutawakel and Gilbert Felli of the IOC / Image: Sergio Huoliver / RIO2016

Joao Havelange Stadium:  Coordination Commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel / Image: Sergio Huoliver/RIO2016
Joao Havelange Stadium: Coordination Commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel / Image: Sergio Huoliver/RIO2016

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 20: The International Olympic Committee coordination commission has just concluded their first three day evaluation visit to assess the progress of works on the Rio 2016 Olympics.
 
Overall the group was pleased however the IOC urged the Brazilian organizers to make good use of their time given the "immense" scope of the projects to be fulfilled.

Another call is for them to step up the progress on getting the main organization functional that will be developing and building the venues and working with the government operational as soon as possible.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (APO) will be this key component and the liaison between all three levels of local government (federal, state, and city).

Commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel got straight to the point, “Rio has made a good start to the project. It has laid a solid foundation, but the scope of the Olympic project is immense, and it is important that no time is wasted.
 
“That is why it’s fantastic to note that all 26 originally planned Olympic sports now have a home and that the venue locations are secured.

“We were also pleased to see that the whole of Brazil continues to be behind the Games, which was underlined to us by the strong support for the Games from all levels of government.”

El Moutawakel is especially familiar with the Rio 2016 plan as she led the IOC evaluation commission during the candidature last year.

The commission also noted good progress by the organising committee in the areas of sport, marketing, and branding, as well as in other operational areas that are already being set up.

Carlos Nuzman, head of Rio 2016 confirmed: “We have been working hard over the last seven months, and I am very glad that the Rio 2016 Organising Committee is formed and already operational, working to deliver on our commitments.

“This visit was a great opportunity for us to show the steps we have taken forward in the project and to share the progress of our partners in the government with the Coordination Commission.”

The group also met with members of the federal, state and city governments, Minister Orlando Silva, Governor Sérgio Cabral, and Mayor Eduardo Paes plus made some venue visits.

Next year the coordination commission will make a second trip for updates on all works for the Rio Olympics.

The IOC/Rio 2016 Coordination Commission:

CHAIRPERSON
Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL

MEMBERS
Beatrice ALLEN
Sergey BUBKA
Richard L. CARRIÓN
John D. COATES, AC
Timothy Tsun Ting FOK
Alex GILADY
Greg HARTUNG
Patrick Joseph HICKEY
Nicole HOEVERTSZ
Nat INDRAPANA
Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN
Gunilla LINDBERG
Julio César MAGLIONE
Alexander POPOV
Francesco RICCI BITTI
Ching-Kuo WU





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