By Jack Whibley, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) inspectors completed their fifth trip to Rio on Monday, September 2nd to review Olympic preparations and, at a press conference wrapping up the trip, gave organizers cautious approval of the way things are going.

“A lot of work has been done, but a large amount still remains across the entire project and some timelines remain very, very tight,” said Nawal El Moutawakel, the head of the IOC Coordination Commission.

The IOC spent two days in what El Moutawakel described as "intense meetings" with city officials . . .

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