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Australians move into Rio Olympic village _ a few days late

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    It said Dalung had at the meeting reiterated Federal Government's commitment to ensuring that Nigerian athletes were well taken care of ahead of the Olympics, describing the mail as mischievous.

    Germany's Olympic discus champion Robert Harting has launched a stinging attack on International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, describing him as part of the problem in the fight against doping.

    Athletes are arriving in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics, and have been greeted at the Athletes' Village with gas leaks, power outages, and "a small fire".

    "Based on several modeling studies, the risk to non-pregnant visitors or competitors to the Olympics seems to be manageable and does not merit any postponement or abstention", said Dr. Amesh Adalja, a senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh's UPMC Center for Health Security in Baltimore.

    The British Olympic Association acknowledged that while there were some "maintenance difficulties" with the village, the first Team Great Britain athletes will begin moving in on Tuesday.

    The South American country's Olympic chief, Gerardo Werthein, told the Clarin newspaper that apartments on two of the five floors reserved for the team were "uninhabitable". At no time did we ask our athletes to seek funds to travel, knowing too well that athletes are very fragile people to be managed.

    "Since then, we have been meeting on a daily basis with the local organising committee and our colleagues from other NOCs to find solutions to issues that have arisen in the village for the benefit of all delegations".

    "In our minds, our building is not habitable and not conducive to the performance-focused environment we are trying to create".

    "The mayor and I have a date on Wednesday (tomorrow), and I believe there will be a ceremonial handing over of the keys", Chiller said.

    Meanwhile, authorities rerouted traffic in Barra de Tijuca, site of many game venues and the Olympic Village, which will house more than 11,000 athletes, coaches and staff.

    One foreign athlete living in Rio allegedly got a taste of that crime on Saturday.

    The ribbon cutting ceremony for Rio's brand new Olympic Village was supposed to be a grand welcoming to athletes from more than 200 countries. "I look forward to meeting him after two years of banter in the media".

    "It was nothing ever against the Brazilian people", Tancred said.

    Chiller defended her complaints which made headlines in Rio and prompted Mayor Eduardo Paes to joke that he felt "like putting a kangaroo in front of their building to make them feel at home".

    Brazil built it expressly for these games.

    The problems are not unlike those before other big spectacles in Brazil, like the 2014 World Cup, for which stadium crews were still wielding paintbrushes and screwdrivers even minutes before kickoff.





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