Rio’s 2016 Olympic Preparations Are So Bad, The IOC Considered London Instead [Report]


See Also The preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are so far behind schedule that London was reportedly considered to re-host the games in the same venues used in 2012, according to the London Evening Standard. “At a comparable planning stage in 2004 Athens had done 40% of preparations on infrastructure, stadiums and so on. London had done 60%. Brazil has done 10% — and they have just two years left. So the IOC is thinking, ‘What’s our plan B?’,” an unnamed source told The Standard. “Obviously, the answer would be to come back to London. It’s very unlikely but it would be the logical thing to do.” While the move is unorthodox and rather…

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Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction: Update 16 (Green Cross International)

(Source: Green Cross International) After what appeared to be a pretty slow week on the Syrian chemical weapons destruction front, head of the Joint Mission of the OPCW and UN Sigrid Kaag gave a closed door briefing on the progress of the mission to the UN Security Council on Thursday […]