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Rio organizers forced to change 2016 rugby venue

Updated: November 1, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- Rio Olympic organizers said Thursday they will have to scrap their original plan to stage rugby matches at the Sao Januario Stadium in 2016 because the club in charge of the venue missed the deadline to present its project.

Organizers said they will evaluate the possibility of using the Joao Havelange Stadium -- which is due to host the athletics competitions -- for the return of rugby to the Olympics for the first time in almost 100 years.

The local committee said "the ...

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