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Other Sport 18 Aug 2016 | 12:37 PM Premium

Brazil judge lifts injunction on public funds for Games

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.

Other Sport 19 Jul 2016 | 9:37 PM Premium

Half of Brazilians opposed to hosting Olympics just weeks before event - poll

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.

Other Sport 19 Jul 2016 | 7:26 PM Premium

Rio risks empty Olympic legacy as real estate stalls

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.

Other Sport 15 Jul 2016 | 6:50 AM Premium

Brazil prosecutors probe Olympic velodrome, equestrian contracts

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.

Other Sport 12 Jul 2016 | 8:11 AM Premium

Rio Olympics local committee has deficit of up to $151 million - source

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.

Other Sport 26 May 2016 | 5:01 AM Premium

Exclusive - Brazil investigating possible corruption at Olympic venues

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.

Other Sport 19 May 2016 | 8:27 AM Premium

Rio metro will be ready for Olympics - Sports Minister

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.

Other Sport 06 May 2016 | 5:24 AM Premium

Rio mayor assures Olympics not impacted by graft, political turmoil

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.

Other Sport 21 Apr 2016 | 8:40 PM Premium

Rio Games count down starts with Olympia torch lighting

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.

Other Sport 20 Apr 2016 | 2:31 AM Premium

Exclusive - More Olympic projects under investigation for corruption: prosecutor

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.