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Land for Olympic Golf Course Being Discussed

Posted: Mar. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Olympics 2016

For the first time in 110 years, golf will be making its Debut in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunetly one of the Golf courses is having bit of a legal issue at the moment. Hopefully all will be solved in time for the first stroke.

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The International Olympic Committee has been officially notified about a legal dispute over the ownership of the site of the planned 2016 Olympic golf course.

A court official visited the hotel where IOC officials were staying Wednesday to have the president of the coordination commission for the 2016 Games, Nawal El Moutawakel, sign the order notifying her and the IOC of the dispute.

The IOC and 2016 Rio committee have downplayed the issue as golf prepares to make its return to the games for the first time in 110 years.


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