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Construction set to begin on Rio 2016 golf course

Construction set to begin on Rio 2016 golf course


The Rio 2016 Organising Committee has confirmed that construction work is due to begin on the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games, following the approval of all necessary permits.

Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman said: “We are very pleased to take another important step forward in the golf course project.  We will continue to work very closely with course designer Gil Hanse and the International Golf Federation to ensure we deliver an excellent course for the world’s finest golfers to enjoy at the 2016 Games.”

Golf will re-enter the Olympic Games in 2016 after a 112-year absence, having last been part of the Olympic programme at the 1904 Games in St. Louis, USA

The 2016 Olympic course is being built at Reserva de Marapendi in Barra da Tijuca – the district that will contain the largest number of Games venues – located approximately five kilometres from the Athletes’ Village and seven kilometres from the Main Press Centre (MPC) and the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).

Following the Games the course will create an important legacy for the sport by becoming the first publicly accessible golf course in Rio de Janeiro, helping to promote golf in Brazil.

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