Brazil's Rousseff scraps Rio Games torch lighting trip

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff works at her office in Brasilia, Brazil, March 29, 2016. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

ATHENS (Reuters) - Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has cancelled plans to attend the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia later this month, Greece's Olympic Committee (HOC) said on Friday.

Rousseff's office in Brasilia said her trip to Greece was never confirmed because it overlapped with two events she is due to attend at the United Nations on drugs and climate change.

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