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No Official Complaint By Rio 2016 To IOC

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The Chicago Tribune reports Catherine St. Laurent, a spokesperson for Rio 2016, said in a text message that "there was no official complaint filed by the Rio 2016 bid committee to the (IOC) Ethics Commission" regarding Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's remarks that hosting the World Cup, as Brazil will do in 2014, was not the same as hosting the Olympics.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams also said no formal complaint has been filed with the commission, although the IOC was aware of Daley's comments "because they have been in the media".

Adams said, "we won't be taking any further action. With two days to go before the 2016 vote, we would simply remind all cities to refrain from any comment that could be construed as critical".

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Rio 2016 Summary
Bid Status: Rio won bid
Bid Date: October 2, 2009
Bid Location: IOC Congress in Copenhagen Denmark
Description: Rio last bid for the 2004 and 2012 Games but did not make the short list. The city is trying to leverage the success of the 2007 Pan Am Games in its run for the 2016 Olympics - and Brazil is currently preparing to host the 2014 World Cup.
Bid Book: Link To Bid Book
Web Site: http://www.rio2016.org.br