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IOC ExCo board meet for last time before Rio Olympics


IOC ExCo board meet for last time before Rio Olympics


The international Olympic Committee’s executive board has met for the final time before the Rio Games take place in August.

The organisation’s hierarchy began a three day meeting in Lausanne Switzerland and have much to discuss.

The buildup to the first Olympic Games on South American soil has been dogged by political, economic and public health issues.

Brazil is currently suffering its worst economic recession since the ’30s, leading to the slashing of Olympic budgets and the delays in some venues being completed.

The outbreak of the Zika virus and heavily polluted waters for sailing events have also caused concern with some athletes considering against making the trip to Rio.

Some feel-good news will come in the form of the IOC naming the refugee athletes team for the Games.

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