POSTED: June 6th 2012
NewsUpdate

IOC: Great strides for the Rio 2016 Games but much work is yet to be done

Nawal El Moutawakel in charge of the IOC coordination commission and Carlos Arthur Nuzman head of the Rio 2016 Games and the Brazilian NOC / Wander Roberto/Rio 2016
Nawal El Moutawakel in charge of the IOC coordination commission and Carlos Arthur Nuzman head of the Rio 2016 Games and the Brazilian NOC / Wander Roberto/Rio 2016

The team inaugurated the Transoeste BRT line high speed buses as well as the Olympic Village construction / Washington Alves/Rio 2016
The team inaugurated the Transoeste BRT line high speed buses as well as the Olympic Village construction / Washington Alves/Rio 2016

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

June 6 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) coordination commission has concluded its third visit to Rio for updates on the 2016 summer Games.

IOC Coordination Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel said, “Rio 2016, under the leadership of Carlos Nuzman, continues to enjoy great support from all levels of government. From our experience, we know that once the previous edition of the Games comes to an end, the future organisers need to transition into the implementation phase and Rio will be no exception.

“It was a pleasure to have all the different levels of government with us again this week, their continued support is vital to the success of the project and we can see that their enthusiasm for the Olympics and Paralympics remains as great as ever.”

However the IOC noted that there are tight timelines for the delivery of a lot of work that still needs to be carried out. Namely the construction on the Olympic Park and the Deodoro cluster, which includes 18 competition venues; the Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre; and other Games projects that are scheduled to begin in 2013. All of the sports venues are to be completed between mid 2015 and early 2016.

The IOC is confident that the Rio team will meet the deadlines and that there is sufficient time.

Carlos Nuzman, said, “I remain confident in the integration and unity between the three levels of government (federal, state and city), Rio 2016 and other stakeholders, which is crucial for the success of this project. This unity dates back to the time of our bid. We acknowledge all the advice and the constructive feedback we have received from the IOC Coordination Commission this week, and we will continue working hard with our partners to meet our deadlines."

The IOC team visited the location of the future Olympic Village, where they launched the construction along with the Mayor of Rio and the village developers as well as the Transoeste Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, and the Sao Conrado metro tunnel.

The commission was pleased at the news that the construction of the media village accommodation in Barra had been confirmed.

There is still a lot of interest in new hotel projects in Rio which is good as there are a number of them that will need to be constructed to make the quota.

A large number of rooms will be made available on cruise ships and the new pier construction and port upgrading will be essential in ensuring a positive experience for those using the ships.


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