Rio's difficulties in preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games are making world news ... and, according to a new report, making Olympic officials nervous enough that they're informally consulting with London about returning the Games to their 2012 home.
However, the International Olympic Committee strongly denied the report, saying there is "not a shred of truth in it."
News reports in recent weeks about the preparedness of Rio for the 2016 Games have put the IOC on high alert. John Coates, vice president of the IOC, last week called Rio's preparations the "worst" he had seen at this stage. "The IOC has adopted a more hands-on role, it is unprecedented for the IOC but there is no plan B. We are going to Rio. We have become very concerned, they are not ready in many, many ways. We have to make it happen and that is the IOC approach, you can't walk away from this."
The London Standard quotes a source as saying, "At a comparable planning stage in 2004 Athens had done 40 per cent ofRead More »from London 2016? IOC criticizes report suggesting Rio Games could move