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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- IOC members have grilled the head of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics about delayed preparations for South America's first games.
Carlos Nuzman, head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Rio Games, offered few concrete responses to frank questions Sunday as he sat in front of about 100 IOC members during their general assembly in Buenos Aires.
A team of IOC inspectors -- headed by Morrocan Nawal El Moutawakel -- visited Rio a week ago and warned that work must be sped up. El Moutawakel sat near Nuzman and repeated the need for transparency in preparations and better co-operation between various levels of government.
She urged more co-operation to address what she termed "challenging aspects of the Olympic project."
-- The Associated Press