POSTED: November 10th 2011

IOC gives Rio 2016 good report card on preparations progress

The IOC met with Rio senior officials for two days of intense meetings / Rio 2016
The IOC met with Rio senior officials for two days of intense meetings / Rio 2016

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA: 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.

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 of next year.

Keywords · Rio 2016 · Olympic Games · IOC · Carlos Arthur Nuzman · Nawal El Moutawakel · Gilbert Felli · Christophe Dubi

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