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Rio hits back at criticism from Madrid

RIO DE JANEIRO&rsquo;S 2016 Olympic bid team have lodged a formal complaint against rivals Madrid after a Spanish official criticised the city&rsquo;s credentials.<br /><br />The Madrid team were forced into a humble apology this week after Olympic vice-president Jose Maria Odriozola described the Brazilian city as &ldquo;the worst of the four candidates&rdquo;.<br /><br />Odriozola questioned the city&rsquo;s security issues and dismissed its marketing strategy in becoming the first South American city to host the Games.<br /><br />The two cities are fighting it out with Chicago and Tokyo with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcing the winner tomorrow.