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Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations running on time, says city mayor

  • Rio's 2016 Olympic preparations are running on time and under budget, proving Brazil's capacity to keep its promises, city mayor Eduardo Paes has said. Paes was addressing a press conference at the under-construction fencing venue at Barra Olympic Park to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the games, reports said. Paes said construction work at Barra Olympic Park - the games' main venue cluster - was 82 percent complete. (Source: IANS)