FILE – This June 27, 2014 file photo, shows the OSRS gold Olympic Arena, top, and the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Two winners will get to stay overnight next week, in April 2016, in a converted VIP box set up in the Olympic Arena, which is holding a test event in gymnastics. The room is the prize in a publicity contest put on by Airbnb, a sponsor of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)”They miss some very important details in each field of play,” ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said at the group’s annual meeting during the SportAccord conference in Lausanne.Ricci Bitti told delegates that IOC President Thomas Bach “is worried like you, like me” about details for Rio.
Rio’s sports director acknowledged to the 28 Olympic sports that the city’s seven-year preparations “were not perfect or up to your expectations” but said the games would be a success.”I can assure you that the athletes will not have any problems in games time, nor any of you in your events,” Agberto Guimaraes said.
The comments followed complaints raised by the gymnastics federation, known as FIG, which is holding its artistic gymnastics test event at Rio Olympic Arena this week.FIG official Ron Froehlich cited power outages lasting from 15 to 90 minutes, putting at risk athletes’ safety and the scoring system, plus missing equipment at an underfunded temporary training venue.”Most important, they have problems with regard to the Omega (cheap RS gold) system,” Froehlich said. “