IOC `surprise` at Rio mayor golf course criticism

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach voiced dismay on Wednesday at criticism of the golf course for the 2016 Rio Games by the city`s mayor.

IOC `surprise` at Rio mayor golf course criticism

Rio de Janeiro: International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach voiced dismay on Wednesday at criticism of the golf course for the 2016 Rio Games by the city`s mayor.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes told O Globo newspaper Tuesday he would have preferred the course never to have been built. "I hate to have to done this course, if it was up to me we would never had built it," Paes was quoted as saying.

"With golf, I`m a little surprised because as we all know, the mayor was pushing very much for this to happen," Bach said. The golf course built in a nature reserve, has attracted a firestorm of controversy

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