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ROCOG Admits It Rushed To Finish Athletes' Housing, Stress Tests Expected To End Soon

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 16

ROCOG yesterday admitted that in its "rush to finish the housing required for nearly 18,000 athletes and support staff," it delivered units to foreign delegations without first testing basic systems such as plumbing and electrical," according to Will Connors of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. While local o...

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