Workers back as IOC visits Brazil Olympic stadium



SAO PAULO (AP) — Construction is back under way at Maracana stadium as the IOC arrived to inspect the venue that will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Work had been halted Monday as employees demanded better wages and benefits, but they returned to the construction site Tuesday after Rio’s governor got involved in the negotiation and said a better offer was going to be made.

The union representing the workers said a full-scale strike was still possible depending on the new offer, but work was back to normal as the coordination commission for the 2016 Games made its visit.

Meanwhile, the company claiming ownership of the land where the Olympic golf course will be built says it will notify the IOC about the ongoing dispute.