Cycling - IOC Olympic director admits to velodrome worry

Construction work continues at the Velodrome in the Rio 2016 Games' Olympic Park, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 6, 2016 (AFP Photo/Yasuyoshi Chiba) (AFP/File)
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- International Olympic Committee (IOC) director for the Rio Games, Christophe Dubi, has admitted that organisers face a race against time to deliver the cycling velodrome. "The track has been delivered and built, the rest of the velodrome and the tests conducted by the International Cycling Union (UCI) are scheduled for June 25," Dubi told AFP. "We want to validate that date to see if it can be kept, but the timetable is very tight. It's a target which remains very tight and for which considerable efforts are being made. The (Rio) mayor himself visits it several times a week." Already, the pre-Olympics test events have had to be cancelled. The Olympics begin on August 5.

AFP