Preparations for Rio 2016 ‘worst ever’.

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Preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics are in trouble with experts saying it is  the “worst” they have ever seen.

That verdict comes from International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates.

Building work has not even started on some venues in Rio, and the transport systems aren’t ready either.

He said the IOC have had to place special experts in Rio’s organising team to make sure the Games go ahead. This is something that the IOC has never had to do before.

Brazil also faces a struggle to be ready in time for the Fifa World Cup, which starts in just 44 days.

Delays aren’t unusual for major sporting events: organisers for the 2004 Games in Athens were warned by the IOC several times over delays – and at one point the IOC boss even threatened to take the Games away from Greece.

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