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Rio 2016 Officials Deny Reports Of 'Serious Concerns' In Olympic Preparations

Rio de Janeiro officials on Sunday "denied reports of major delays to the city's 2016 Olympic preparations," according to XINHUA. Local newspaper Estado de S.Paulo reported the IOC had identified "serious concerns" in an internal document. The report came as IOC members "met with local organizing committee members on Sunday to discuss the progress of Rio's Olympic projects." LOC President Carlos Arthur Nuzman said, "There is no secret document. At the meetings that I took part in today, the IOC did not show any concern with anything in particular" (XINHUA, 9/2).