Posts Tagged Water environment

IOC head quizzed about water shortages in Rio, golf course

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, right, speaks during a news conference accompanied by Brazil’s Sport Minister George Hilton at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. The IOC's coordination commission is visiting venues and meeting with local organizers as Rio races to be ready on time for South America's first games, set for 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach was pressed Wednesday about the severe water shortages in Brazil by a group of 100 university students during a town hall meeting.

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IOC inspectors tour Rio 2016 sites; games start in 18 months

A general view of the  Olympic Park which will host competitions during Rio's 2016 Olympics under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb 19, 2015. International Olympic Committee inspectors start a three-day tour Monday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC inspectors have begun a three-day visit to Rio de Janeiro to check on preparations for the Olympics, which are just 18 months away.

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