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* Jacques Rogge doesn't anticipate issuing public warning to Rio Olympic organizers 02/13/13 -- IOC President Jacques Rogge believes he won't need to publicly warn organizers of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics about delayed preparations. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/-olympics/news/20130213/rio-olympics-preparation.ap/index.html


  • Rio gangs shoot down police chopper, 2 cops dead

10/17/09 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter during a gunbattle between rival gangs Saturday, killing two officers and injuring four in a burst of violence just two weeks after the city was chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Read the full story at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/more/10/17/rio.gang.violence.ap/index.html

  • Brazil pledges Olympic security after Rio violence

10/18/09 11:33 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian officials are insisting security won't be a problem for the 2016 Olympics despite drug-gang violence that plunged Rio de Janeiro into a day of bloody chaos just two weeks after it was picked to host the games. Read the full story at http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/olympics/10/18/brazil.violence.ap/index.html