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The IOC coordination commission made its penultimate visit to Rio this week
ahead of the first Olympics in South America.
As officials played down criticism of Rio's water quality, coordination
commission chairperson Nawal El Moutawakel praised the success so far of Olympic
"We have been delighted with the unity of spirit and mission that is driving
Team Brazil to deliver a successful first wave of test events," said Moutawakel,
the 400m hurdles champion at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.
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to come over the next few weeks. This demonstrates the organizers' capacity to
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"Work to deliver important infrastructure and social legacies like the
venues, public transport improvements, and educational initiatives continues at
full speed. I believe that people will speak of a Rio and a Brazil before the
Games and a Rio and a Brazil after the Games."
The coordination commission spent three days inspecting Rio 2016 venues and
meeting with local officials.
Moutawakel hailed "significant progress" at Barra Olympic Park and the
Olympic golf course since her last visit in February.
Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman added: "This was the most important
coordination commission (meeting) that we have had so far. I say this because of
the advanced state of our preparations and the ever increasing integration
between the IOC, Rio 2016 and our partners in the federal, state and city
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A sparse crowd turned out to see the five-time grand slam winner begin her
second tournament after completing a 15-month suspension for testing positive
for banned substance meldonium and the Russian was made to work for the win by
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Sharapova, winner of the tournament in 2014 and a semifinalist last week in
the Stuttgart Grand Prix, regained composure to take the second before blitzing
the tired Lucic-Baroni in the third without dropping a game.
Sharapova had 16 winners and only 10 unforced errors in her claycourt
victory, her fourth since a controversial return to tennis. The Russian said it
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Sharapova will meet Bouchard, ranked 60, today in an eagerly anticipated game
due to the Canadian’s fierce criticism of the WTA’s decision to allow the
Russian to return to competitive tennis.
Bouchard, 23, labelled Sharapova a “cheater” in an interview in April and
said the WTA was setting a bad example to youngsters in letting her back into
World No. 2 Angelique Kerber eased into round two with a
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The German is the top seed with world No. 1 Serena Williams absent because
the 23-time grand slam champion is expecting her first child.
Sharapova’s conqueror in Stuttgart, Kristina Mladenovic — another fierce
critic of the Russian — is also safely through when Ana Konjuh retired after
Mladenovic levelled at one set all.
Eighth seed and 2015 finalist in Madrid, Svetlana Kuznetsova, cruised past
Yaroslava Shvedova 6-4, 6-3 while China’s Wang Qiang beat Caroline Garcia of
France 6-4, 6-3.
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