AP's Stephen Wade and Tales Azzoni report on Wednesday's courtroom showdown over the Olympic golf course in Rio. Nothing was decided by it was pretty shocking to see an approved project offering to redesign three holes, especially a venue slated to host the first Olympic golf in a century abutting trash-littered waters.
But this is Rio where sanity went to die long ago.
Both sides told the judge it would not take long to return to his chambers with their final proposals. It was not clear how long this might take, and the judge did not specify a deadline.
"We have made a commitment to have the Olympics. That's a fact," Klausner said. "At the same time we have an interest in preserving the nature there. What was lost was lost, now we need a solution that will attend to both demands."
He called the redesign of the three holes "very viable."
Marcus Leal, a public prosecutor, said he was concerned about the impact on native flora and fauna."We want to make sure that the area is preserved in the long term," he said. "Having a golf course there doesn't mean that the local vegetation is being protected."