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Judge Rejects Appeal to Halt Work on Rio Olympic Golf Course

Work on Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic golf course will continue after a judge rejected a public prosecutor’s request to suspend construction amid environmental concerns.

Eduardo Antonio Klausener’s verdict is a boost for officials readying Rio to be the first South American Olympic host in two years. Work on the $20 billion games has moved forward after Brazil’s government and local officials came up with a plan to divide responsibility for funding.