Brazilian court throws into question Rio 2016 golf
Brazilian court move to protect a nature reserve throws into question 2016 Rio Olympic golf
Associated Press
2014-09-05 03:22 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In a move to protect a nature reserve, a Brazilian court has proposed changes that throw into question the future of the golf course being built for the 2016 Olympics.

The course developer and the city of Rio de Janeiro, both defendants in a lawsuit brought by a public prosecutor, have until Sept. 17 to say if they will make changes to the layout proposed by the court and Rio Judge Eduardo Klausner.

If not, it's unclear where golf will be played in the 2016 Olympics when it returns after a 112-year absence.

The setback is the latest for the troubled 2016 Games, which have been termed the "worst" prepared in recent memory. Preparations seemed to have improved over the last few months, although deadlines remain tight and questions linger in several areas.

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