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IOC worried about flooding in Rio

Updated: April 28, 2011, 6:49 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The International Olympic Committee is concerned about the potential for flooding near Maracana, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics.

Rio state transportation secretary Julio Lopes said Thursday that an IOC member expressed concern after recent heavy rains flooded the area around the stadium.

Lopes reportedly told visiting IOC members that Rio governor Sergio Cabral made guarantees that flooding won't be an issue in 2016, and was ...

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