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Mar112013

Rio 2016 Prez: Golf Course Project All "Sorted" And "Started"

Tom Degun at InsideTheGames.com says Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman insists all has been "sorted" for the Olympic golf course project.

Specifically, he says all legal disputes have been settled and that the project has "started."

"With regard to the golf course, we have now finalised all the adjustments," Nuzman told insidethegames here on the eve of the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards, which are due to take place tonight.

"We have signed the contract with the owner of the land so we are in control of the project and have already started.

And...

"It is not something that is completely to do with the Organising Committee as it is also a matter for the Government but it is definitely all sorted and we will certainly have the golf course ready on time."

Last week, Gil Hanse spoke on Morning Drive about the stalled project.

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Nusman said "We have signed the contract with the owner of the land so we are in control of the project and have already started."
I thought the ownership of the land was in dispute. Pretty sure the other party, who think it is the owner, won't agree with the first sentence.
March 7th here Hanse: Rio Olympic Course "Right up against the deadline now"
Unbylined source story said:
The delays come from a legal dispute over the land ownership of the site of the planned course.
I have tried to refrain from commenting on this clusterf... situation, but am at the point where I'm wetting my pants. Not only that I'm also incontinent of typescript. So here goes.

If the Brazilians can take ownership of as little as one half of a hectare of land by eminent domain they can construct a tasteful miniature golf course on which a fine competition can be held. Cost and red tape will be immeasurably reduced. Competitors from countries where golf is not yet very popular will be likely to field credible participants. Following the Olympics the facility can be used for years to foster interest in golf in the country.
If the Brazilians and Olympic Committee go with this I will not claim any credit for the idea.
Be bold, el presidente. Think outside the box. You da man!
03.12.2013 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
Dilma is da man?

Mini-golf isn't such a bad idea, they did that with rugby where mini-rugby (aka 7s) will be played starting with Rio.
03.12.2013 | Unregistered CommenterWayne

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