The organizing committee for the 2016
Of the 29 planned permanent venues, 11 are operational and eight more require only renovations, the update said. There will be eight temporary venues.
"We are advancing in the construction of competition venues for the Rio 2016 Games, with all of the basic and executive projects concluded or in the conclusion phase," Alexandre Techima, a Rio 2016 official, said in a statement. "Even though they may not be highly visible, the preparative groundwork and foundation construction, that occurs underground, are extremely important for the final structure."
Work delays, civil unrest and governmental disorganization have hindered preparations in Brazil. There have also been reports that the
IOC officials have denied any plans for moving the Games.
On Thursday, the RIA Novosti news service quoted Russian Olympic Committee Chairman Alexander Zhukov as saying: "We hope that Rio will be able to make the preparations to the Olympics and the Games won't have to be moved to London or Moscow."
Though Brazilian officials insist that no such move will be necessary, they acknowledged that construction on a large cluster of venues in Deodoro will not begin until the second half of 2014.