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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 7 /TASS/. The organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have apologized to the fans for long queues at stadium entrances where the Olympic events are taking place.
"We should explain everything and first and foremost apologize to those who had to line up under the scorching sun. We will try to step up security checks for fans in compliance with generally accepted security criteria because we do not want anybody to miss the competitions. We hope to resolve this problem in the next few hours," Mario Andrada, public relations executive director of the Rio-2016 organizing committee, said on Saturday.
According to witnesses, people had to stand in long queues for two hours in order to get to some Olympic venues. The Brazilian media has explained the situation by lack of due coordination among police units in charge of security at the Olympic Games.
The XXXI Summer Olympic Games, the first that are being held in Latin America, opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday. The Paralympic Games will take place in Rio next month from September 7 to 18.