Rogge: Rio Olympic organizers don't need warning

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Associated Press

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge believes he won't need to publicly warn organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics about delayed preparations.

An IOC evaluation panel is due in Brazil on Monday to begin its latest visit, amid persistent reports that progress is behind schedule.

Rogge was reminded Wednesday that, when leading the evaluation of the 2004 Athens Olympics, local organizers were shown a soccer-style yellow card by his predecessor, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Rogge said he asked Samaranch to issue that warning.

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