Rio 2016 golf course to begin construction as scheduled with official permits
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) Permits for the construction of the 2016 Olympic Games golf course have been issued, the Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced today, allowing the course to be constructed on schedule.
“We are very pleased to take another important step forward in the golf course project,” Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman said. “We will continue to work very closely with course designer Gil Hanse and the international Golf Federation to ensure we deliver an excellent course for the world’s finest golfers to enjoy at the 2016 Games.”
Golf was reinstated into the Olympic Programme in 2016 after 112 years without being played. The Rio 2016 golf course will become the first publicly accessible golf course in Rio de Janeiro.
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