RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee has been officially notified about a legal dispute over the ownership of the site of the planned 2016 Olympic golf course.
A court official visited the hotel where IOC officials were staying Wednesday to have the president of the coordination commission for the 2016 Games, Nawal El Moutawakel, sign the order notifying her and the IOC of the dispute.
The IOC and 2016 Rio committee have downplayed the issue as golf prepares to make its return to the games for the first time in 110 years.
The IOC did not immediately respond to a message requesting comment. The IOC’s coordination commission is making its first official visit of the year to Rio, and fourth since the city won the bid to host the games in 2009.