Rio organizers extend Olympic golf course deadline

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SAO PAULO (AP) -- The deadline for bids to design the golf course for the 2016 Rio Olympics has been extended because none of those submitted so far included the proper legal and financial documentation.

Organizers said Wednesday they are contacting the candidates to request new documentation that would allow them to bid for the design of the course.

The new deadline was not disclosed, but organizers say it is unlikely that the winner will be announced by Dec. 23 as originally planned.

The number of bids and the candidates' names are not being disclosed at this time.

Applicants must meet several specifications in order to bid, and one of the requirements for international companies is to have an office legally established in Rio.