Olympic Notes: Rio Games Golf Course Progress 'Reasonably Good'
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said progress on the "troubled golf course" hosting the sport's return to the Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games is "reasonably good." Construction at the Venue Reserva de Marapendi course, being "controversially built" in an environmental reservation, was "held up for months" by legal wrangling over land ownership (REUTERS, 11/20). ... Japan Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda said that the JOC is "still pushing through with the original plans for the futuristic-looking new Tokyo Stadium that will be built as the centrepiece of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics." This is after "issues about the size and cost of the stadium came out from prominent architects and also residents who will be affected by the construction" (JAPAN DAILY PRESS, 11/18).