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Sep 8, 2013 6:20 PM by Greg Smith

IOC members question head of Rio Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - IOC members sharply questioned the head of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games about delayed preparations for South America's first Olympics.

Carlos Nuzman, head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee and the Rio Games, offered few concrete responses Sunday. He spoke before about 100 IOC members during their general assembly in Buenos Aires.

A team of IOC inspectors led by Morocco's Nawal El Moutawakel visited Rio a week ago and warned that work must go faster. El Moutawakel sat near Nuzman and repeated the need for transparency in preparations and better cooperation among levels of government.

She urged more cooperation to address what she termed "challenging aspects of the Olympic project."

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