The head of the
"This trip has afforded me the opportunity to view the impressive progress that has been made in Rio," Larry Probst, chairman of the USOC, said in a prepared statement. "While there is still work to be done, the Rio 2016 leadership team and the people of Brazil are 100 percent focused on delivering a great Games."
Preparations have been plagued by construction delays and civil unrest. The
After the somewhat subdued Olympics in Sochi last winter, Rio organizers promised that -- if nothing else -- their fans will be energized and partying in typical Brazilian style. Probst seemed to agree.