With exactly two years to go before the 2016
"We have concluded the exclusive planning phase and are now entering the operational preparation phase when the competition structures begin to take shape," Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of Rio 2016, said Tuesday.
Preparations have been plagued by construction delays, civil unrest and governmental disorganization. The
"We keep our commitment to staging fantastic Games, in a timely manner, within budget," said Sidney Levy, Rio 2016's chief executive. "Today, 55% of the Games' sports venues are operationally ready, and all infrastructure projects for the city are underway."