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Rio's combative mayor slams critics of his Olympics role on Twitter

(Reuters) - Just days before Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes has taken to Twitter to slam critics of his role in preparing for the Games.

Now Brits want mayor Boris as PM - survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Impressed by his success in hosting the Olympic Games, nearly three-quarters of Britons now want London mayor Boris Johnson to become prime minister, according to a survey on Saturday.

London's mayor takes control of former Olympic stadium

LONDON (Reuters) - The mayor of London is taking control of the former Olympic stadium used by Premier League side West Ham United after an independent review disclosed rising costs and mounting losses.

Mayor says Trump backs Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic Bid - NBC

(Reuters) - U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump told the Los Angeles' mayor he would support the city's 2024 Olympics bid when the two spoke this week, NBC reported on Thursday, citing the mayor's spokeswoman.

London mayor hosts Murdoch at the pool

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Boris Johnson hosted Rupert Murdoch at an Olympic swimming event on Friday, fuelling speculation that the head of News Corp might be poised to endorse a bid by the Games cheerleader for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

Rio to help cover deficit of local Olympic committee - mayor

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro's City Hall will help cover the deficit of the local Olympic organising committee if necessary, Mayor Eduardo Paes said in an interview on Tuesday, going back on assurances that the committee would be entirely privately funded.

London Mayor Boris left dangling in Olympic tangle

LONDON (Reuters) - London Mayor Boris Johnson was left dangling in the air on Wednesday when he got stranded on a zip wire while trying to make a dramatic entry to an Olympic party in one of London's parks.

Golden kisses and dangling mayor light up London Games

LONDON (Reuters) - A sky-diving queen, smooching cyclists, a dangling mayor, chimp management and 150,000 condoms for the fittest people on the planet made up the wackier side of the London 2012 Games.

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.

Mayor promises venue delivery after annulling contracts

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Mayor Eduardo Paes has guaranteed the tennis and equestrian venues for this year's Rio Olympics will be ready even though last week he annulled contracts with the companies building the two arenas.