Rio de Janeiro suspends work on Olympics beach volleyball arena

Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:51pm EDT
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Local authorities have suspended work on the arena hosting beach volleyball events at the Olympics in August due to a missing permit, Rio de Janeiro city officials said on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee, which is responsible for the temporary structure, said the paperwork would be submitted on Monday and the issue would not delay completion of the arena.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Brad Haynes; Editing by Mary Milliken)

Workers are pictured at the construction site of the beach volleyball venue for 2016 Rio Olympics on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 9, 2016. The sign reads, "Future Olympic installation". REUTERS/Sergio Moraes