French investigators suspect that Brazil's Olympic organizers "bought" the 2016 Summer Olympics. Le Monde reports that there is enough material to back doubts about the fairness of the awarding process back in 2009.
A Spanish tourist was shot and killed by military police in Rio de Janeiro after the car she was travelling in failed to stop at a police checkpoint. An investigation is being launched into the incident.
Thousands of Brazilian soldiers have been deployed in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the rise in street crime. Nearly a hundred members of the security forces have been killed in Rio this year.
Russia's hopes of competing in the Winter Olympics suffered a major blow after the World Anti-Doping Agency ruled that the country was yet to fulfill two key demands that Moscow said have a "political character."
Brazilian troops seek out gangs raiding five slums in Rio de Janeiro, one year on from Olympic Games glamour. Little remains of this except economic downturn, corruption, risen homicide rates, and public distrust.
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