RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Local authorities have suspended work on the arena hosting beach volleyball events at the Olympics in August due to a missing permit, Rio de Janeiro city officials said on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee, which is responsible for the temporary structure, said the paperwork would be submitted on Monday and the issue would not delay completion of the arena.

(Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Brad Haynes; Editing by Mary Milliken)