IOC begins 3-day inspection visit in Rio

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC is making its annual visit to inspect Rio de Janeiro’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee entourage began its three-day visit Monday. It will receive updates from Rio officials and local organizers and visit some of the construction sites for the games.

Coordination commission leader Nawal El Moutawakel and IOC executive director Gilbert Felli will stay in Rio through Wednesday along with the other 16 members.

It is the third full inspection visit to Rio since the city was picked in 2009 to host the games. The IOC will make two more annual visits, beginning next year.

IOC officials were in Rio for a project review in March, saying they were satisfied with the city’s preparations but warning organizers not to waste time.