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Thursday
Feb162017

Oops: "Neglected" Rio Olympic Course Actually Looks Perfect!

Reuters' Gabriela Milian files a report on the Rio venues falling apart, with this piece focusing on aerial shots.

Reinforcing that the minimalist, sustainable maintenance aesthetic intended for the course may not be everyone's cup of tea, the January 15th, 2017 actually shows the course looking...perfect!

Milian wrote:

"The sweeping Olympic golf course has also been neglected."

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Reader Comments (6)

Shackhoooooooouuuuuuuuuusssssssseeeee!!!!
02.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom Griffin
No couches yet.
02.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDon
Is any golf being played? Surely somebody knows someone who can go over there in person and check out exactly what is going on.
There are, Don. You just can't see them very well because the capybara are on them.
02.17.2017 | Unregistered CommenterD. maculata
I'd love to go and see the course, but you know, Zika and all...
02.18.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatthewM
Hi Geoff!

The OGC is ready to be played indeed!
We are currently buying all sort of things that will bring more comfort as furniture, building our restaurant's kitchen and preparing our pro shop.
It would be expected that everything could be done earlier, but only now our administration is on full control... I think that everything should be solve in the next couple of months..

@MatthewM, there are no cases of Zika around here.. actually, I do not remember when we last had an episode of it.
Rio is a huge city. The olympic golf course stays in Barra da Tijuca and I do not believe that you are going to be in danger around here (I been living here for the past 7 years...)

@Geoff, If it helps, I could provide fresh pictures onsite to everyone.
I've been part of this project since it started, and from January onwards we are taking control of its administration.

All the best.,
Daniel
02.27.2017 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Cortinhal

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