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Rio Olympics 2016: Organisers apologize for long queues at stadiums

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 7: Rio Olympics organisers have apologized to fans for long queues at stadium entrances.

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"We should explain everything and first and foremost apologize to those who had to line up under the scorching sun. We will try to step up security checks for fans in compliance with generally accepted security criteria because we do not want anybody to miss the competitions," Mario Andrada of the Rio-2016 organising committee said on Saturday, reports Tass.

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According to witnesses, people had to stand in queues for two hours in order to enter some Olympic venues.

The Brazilian media has blamed it on lack of coordination among police units in charge of security at the Olympic Games.

The Olympic Games, the first being held in Latin America, opened in Rio de Janeiro on Friday. The Paralympic Games will take place in Rio from September 7 to 18.


Story first published: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 15:06 [IST]
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