Rio Cancels Olympic Tennis Center Contract — But Venue Isn’t Finished
by Staff | January 15th, 2016, 12:56 pm
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The completion date for the Olympic tennis center in Rio is up in the air after organizers canceled the contract with their construction firm, according to Reuters.


Rio de Janeiro canceled the construction contract with only 200 days before the start of the Olympic games. They have fined the consortium of local builders responsible for the construction almost $3 million for delays and breach of contract.

The tennis center is reportedly 90 percent complete, but Rio City Hall, which is responsible for the construction, had no comment as to how the center would be completed.

Over the last two weeks construction workers for the consortium have been protesting outside the venue saying they were owed money. The consortium in a statement said it was “totally perplexed” by the canceled contract and fine, and would take the issue to court.


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5 Comments for Rio Cancels Olympic Tennis Center Contract — But Venue Isn’t Finished

elina Says:

Apparently the venue has been changed to clay.


RZ Says:

How bizarre, especially as it was 90% done.


Wog Boy Says:

Just because they cancelled the contract it doesn’t mean it won’t be finished on time, at least in Brasil there is a pleanty of labor force and somebody who is going to take over and finsh the job.


Humble Rafa Says:

If it’s not on clay, why bother finishing it.


Wog Boy Says:

^^
:))

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