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Green light given for Rio Olympics golf course

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Golf's governing body the R&A has said that the green light has finally been given for construction of the course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after months of legal wrangling. 

Peter Dawson, chief executive of golf's governing body the R&A, watches the play during the third round of The Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 7, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia. The R&A has said that the green light has finally been given for construction of the course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after months of legal wrangling.

"I can announce happily that last weekend all the permits needed to start constructing the course was issued down in Rio so that work can now proceed at pace," said R&A chief executive Peter Dawson.

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