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Rio stadium to stay closed until 2015

The Rio de Janeiro stadium that will be used for athletics at the 2016 Olympics will remain closed until 2015 because of structural problems with its roof, officials said Friday.

sports Updated: Jun 08, 2013 23:55 IST

The Rio de Janeiro stadium that will be used for athletics at the 2016 Olympics will remain closed until 2015 because of structural problems with its roof, officials said Friday.

City authorities announced that it will take nearly 18 months to fix the Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium, known locally as the Engenhao.

The stadium, built for the 2007 Pan American Games, has been closed since March 26 after a study showed there was a risk the roof could collapse when exposed to high winds.

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