Organizers for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro recently announced that a resolution is in the works in a dispute with FINA, the organization tasked with administering international aquatics competitions, over the construction of an aquatics facility.
In a letter sent last month by FINA president Julio Maglione to Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes and the Olympic organizing committee, Maglione criticized many aspects of the aquatic competition preparations. The president specifically mentioned issues surrounding the development of the Maria Lenk Aquatic Park. The facility, which will hold a number of aquatics competitions, does not have a roof. Without a roof, both competitors and spectators will be exposed to the elements, and the letter warns that “the weather conditions may influence not only the athletes’ performances, but more importantly their health and safety.”
Without giving specific details, Mario Andrada, a spokesman for the Rio 2016 Committee, revealed that, “in a couple of weeks we are going to find a solution” to the situation. Read More