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Land issues could complicate 2016 Olympic golf site

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On the right: luxury condos. On the left: the as-yet-undeveloped site for 2016 Olympic golf. (AP)

When it comes to the Olympics, nothing is ever easy, as the organizers of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro are learning. While golf is slated to return to the Olympics slate for the first time in more than a century, the chosen site for the course in Rio is now the focus of a legal dispute.

The exact nature of the dispute has not yet made news, but Olympic organizers said they are "evaluating the measures" necessary to deal with it, according to the Associated Press. We'll leave said "measures" to your imagination.

If the dispute is severe enough to force organizers to find a new site, there may not be enough time to get the course ready for planned trial runs in 2015. Either that, or they'll be handing everybody at the Opening Ceremony a shovel and a map.

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