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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's state-led oil company, Petrobras, may buy marketing rights for the cash-strapped Paralympic Games set for September, a source involved in the negotiations told Reuters on Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Half of Brazilians have said they are opposed to hosting the Olympics that begin in less than three weeks amid deepening concern over the high cost of the games, according to a poll published on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - "Pure Island: a neighbourhood born ready-made," reads the glitzy brochure for the 31 tower blocks built for $880 million (£668.6 million) to house athletes for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors said on Thursday they were investigating the process by which companies were selected to complete work on the Rio de Janeiro Olympic velodrome and equestrian venues.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The local organising committee for the upcoming Rio Olympics is running a deficit of between 400 million and 500 million reais (93.26 million pounds to 116.38 million pounds), a source with direct knowledge of the committee's finances told Reuters on Monday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian investigators have expanded their probe into possible corruption around the staging of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August to include all the venues and services financed with federal funds, a lead prosecutor told Reuters.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - All infrastructure for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be ready before they begin in August, including a much-delayed metro line, Brazil's newly appointed Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said in an interview on Wednesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's mayor said Thursday preparations for the Olympics will not be impacted by Brazil's political turbulence, and he guaranteed there was zero corruption in the city's projects for the games.
ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (Reuters) - The official countdown to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics began with the lighting of the torch at the site of the ancient Games on Thursday and organisers hoping to shift attention away from Brazil's political and financial turmoil.
CURITIBA, Brazil (Reuters) - A sweeping investigation into corruption in Brazil is targeting more infrastructure projects for this year's Olympic Games than previously made public, a federal prosecutor told Reuters, citing testimony from construction companies and executives.