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Rio in adrenalin-driven Olympic race

Olympics panel satisfied amid row over pollution in yachting arena and choice of golf course site

Olympics organising committee head Carlos Nuzman insisted Rio would emerge more transformed than even 1964 host Tokyo and 1992 host Barcelona.

Rio de Janeiro

WITH Tuesday marking 500 days to go before it stages South America's first ever Olympic Games, Rio is straining at the leash to be ready - but a key target of dealing with pollution in the bay hosting sailing events is floating out of reach.

In having to overhaul