IOC Vice-President John Coates has told delegates at an Olympic Forum in Sydney that officials in the 2016 host city Rio de Janeiro have claimed to know nothing about the games being held there in a little over 2 year’s time.
‘Our IOC delegation to Rio couldn’t believe the lack of progress,’ said Coates, ‘practically nothing has been done, and when we spoke to the head of the Brazilian Games Organising Committee he told me he ‘didn’t know anything about any Olympics’ and asked if we were sure we had got the right city. When I pressed him further he said ‘no, you mean the World Cup, yes come and see our stadiums’ but when I said it was the Olympic Games stadiums we had come to see he pretended he couldn’t speak English and just shrugged his shoulders and said ‘no speaka da eenglish, you like girls? I get you girls no problem’.’
The Olympic Committee is now sounding out London about possibly hosting the Olympics for a second time after the success of 2012 although the initial talks aren’t going too well, conceded Coates. ‘I asked Boris Johnson about it and all he would say was; ‘what? Olympics? when did that happen? Do you like girls? I can get you girls’.’