Rio 2016 Reverses Course: Olympians Will Now Get Free Air-Con

  • Organizers considered charging for athlete air conditioning
  • Rio 2016 trying to balance budget after $520 million overrun

Organizers of Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics have changed course and will now provide air conditioning in 10,500 athlete bedrooms after initially planning to ask for payment as part of cost-cutting measures aimed at reducing a $520 million budget overrun.

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