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Other Sport 12 Jul 2016 | 8:11 AM

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 24 Jun 2015 | 7:07 PM

Dreams for safer Rio fade a year before Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When shots rang out last month in the first gun battle in seven years between Rio de Janeiro police and drug traffickers in Santa Marta, its reputation as a peaceful slum with stunning views and a popular samba night was shattered.

Other Sport 18 Apr 2015 | 1:12 AM

Brazil's Olympic host Rio has phones cut due to unpaid bills

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The state government of Rio de Janeiro, which is feverishly preparing for next year's Olympic Games, has failed to pay its phone and Internet bills, triggering a cutoff in service, the phone company responsible said on Friday.

Other Sport 29 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Brazil World Cup legislation moves closer to passage

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian lawmakers on Wednesday moved a step closer to passing a long-delayed measure key to preparations for the 2014 soccer World Cup, breaking a gridlock in Congress that threatened to delay President Dilma Rousseff's legislative agenda this year.