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AOC Chef De Mission Kitty Chiller Calls Rio Athletes' Village 'Unlivable'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 16

The "troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games have arrived at their first major crisis," according to Baum & Cherny of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Australian Olympic Committee "confirmed on Sunday evening that the athletes' village has been deemed uninhabitable in the short term due to significa...

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