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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Not even the high temperatures diminished the enthusiasm of athletes this week trying out one of the most controversial facilities in Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, the golf course. The area was inaugurated this week, with its first test event being praised both by the International Golf Federation (IGF) and Brazilian golfers.

Golf is making a return to the Olympic Games after last being played in 1904. “This field will leave an extraordinary legacy for the Brazilian sport,” said Carlos Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee.

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