Rio drops Olympic water polo venue – Yahoo Sports

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There will be a different venue for opening round water polo matches at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The state government overseeing plans to renovate the The Julio Delamare aquatic park confirmed reports that they were unable to secure funds to proceed with upgrading the facility.

The venue scheduled to host water polo at next year’s Rio Olympics will be dropped from the Games, after months of construction delays and a funding shortfall, officials said Wednesday. Espindola said organizers tried to secure the funding from a third-party consortium that funded the multimillion Maracana stadium redo last year, but it refused to back the project.

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