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Rio's Olympic preparations blasted as worst ever

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International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates on Tuesday piled pressure on 2016 host Rio de Janeiro, blasting its preparations as the worst he has ever seen. 

Aerial view of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Mario Filho (Maracana) stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 3, 2013

The Australian, who has made six visits to Rio as a member of the IOC Coordination Commission overseeing the Games, painted a dire picture of the progress being made, which he said was of "critical concern".

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