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Hazards at Rio Olympic course: legal, political, ecological

A worker cuts the grass on the Olympic Golf course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The mayor of Rio Eduardo Paes, has defended the city's controversial Olympic golf course, which has become a touchstone of criticism from environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings since the course was partially carved out of a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The golf course for the 2016 Olympics has been embroiled in legal wrangling since the day three years ago when American golf architect Gil Hanse won the design contest over other bidders including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

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Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro’s mayor has defended the city’s controversial Olympic golf course, which has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center of complicated legal wranglings.

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Sao Paulo decision to come after release of Olympic schedule

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo will not be able to guarantee its participation in the Olympic football tournament by the time the match schedule must be completed next week, local officials said Monday.

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IOC commissioners prepare to inspect Beijing’s 2022 bid

In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, a Chinese girl waves the Chinese national flags and wears the 2022 Olympic bid logo to show her support at the ski resort in Yanqing, a suburb of Beijing, where the speed mavens of Alpine skiing and the sliding events - bobsled, skeleton and luge - have been proposed to be held in the bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Tibetan groups calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reject Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Games are out of touch with the Himalayan region and their campaign is "doomed to failure," a Chinese state newspaper said Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

BEIJING (AP) — An IOC evaluation commission began meetings in Beijing on Monday in preparation for a five-day inspection of the city’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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