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Rio gets keys to velodrome

Rio 2016 organisers re­ceived the keys to the city’s new velodrome as labourers continued to work around the clock to ensure the venue is ready for the Olympic Games in August.

Journalists were al­lowed only partial ac­cess during the cere­mony on Sunday, which was preceded by a test­ing session of the track by Brazilian and Swiss cyclists, Xinhua news agency reported.

“I like it. I think it looks great. I’m satisfied,” said the International Olympic Committee’s Games director, Chris­tophe Dubi.

“There are still some finishing touches that need to be done, but the most important as­pect, which is where the athletes will compete, is very good.”

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