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Delays Raise Questions Over Rio 2016 Equestrian Venue

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Doubt was raised on Wednesday, October 7th, as to whether Brazil would be able to hold the equestrian events of the forthcoming 2016 Rio Olympics Games because of an ongoing delay in paperwork from the Ministry of Agriculture. The ministry, however, has said that there is zero chance of the competitions being held anywhere else but Brazil.

Luiz Roberto Giugni, president of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation (CBH), said that the slow processing of health permits to allow competition horses both into, and crucially, out of the country was jeopardizing Rio . . .

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