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IOC warns Rio it risks missing deadline for 2016 Olympics

The IOC has sent a clear warning to the organisers of the Rio 2016 Games that "every second counts". It said progress was being made but that "each decision that is postponed and each subsequent delay will have a negative impact on delivery."

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IOC warns Rio it risks missing deadline for 2016 Games

The International Olympic Committee has sent a clear warning to the organisers of the Rio 2016 Games that "every second counts" after visiting the Brazilian city.

With just over two years to go, the IOC said that a "constant, concerted and integrated effort is required for the successful delivery of the Games and its legacy".

It added: "Although progress is being made, each decision that is postponed and each subsequent delay will have a negative impact on delivery. Total focus and dedication are therefore required."

ITV News' Brazil correspondent Nick Ravenscroft, who was at the news conference, tweeted:

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