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Golf official worried by Rio Olympic course delays
Golf federation chief worried by delays on Rio Olympic course; test event in jeopardy
Associated Press
2014-03-27 11:42 PM

LONDON (AP) -- The head of the International Golf Federation says construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro remains behind schedule, putting in jeopardy a planned test tournament next year.

IGF President Peter Dawson says he is "not satisfied" with the pace of construction on the course that will herald golf's return to the Olympics for the first time in a century.

The course at Venue Reserva de Marapendi has been plagued by delays. It was originally scheduled to be completed by 2014.

Dawson, who is also chief executive of the Royal & Ancient, told reporters in St. Andrews that "the progress with the construction is not where we want it to be."

He adds that "we are going to struggle to get a test event a year before the games."

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