IOC makes visit to Rio after warning organizers
SAO PAULO (AP) — The IOC is making its first visit to Rio de Janeiro since telling 2016 Olympic organizers that time is ticking and preparations need to be speeded up.
The IOC's coordination commission is beginning its fourth visit to Rio on Monday to meet with local organizers and monitor the progress made at venues and infrastructure sites for the first Olympics in South America.
The IOC said in December that "time is ticking" and organizers must attack the project "with all vigor." IOC President Jacques Rogge said last week he doesn't think he will need to publicly warn them about delays.
The visit comes amid leadership changes and uncertainty about the budget and location of some sports venues.