RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country's Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged vote buying to secure Rio's hosting of the 2016 Games. Twenty federal police agents swept into Rio de Janeiro's upscale Leblon neighborhood in an early morning operation to arrest 75-year-old Carlos Nuzman. The Rio 2016 committee's chief operating officer Leonardo Gryner was arrested in a separate raid. A grim-faced Nuzman left his home wearing a dark business suit in the Rio heat as…
BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL: A jaguar trotted out for the Olympic torch's passage through Brazil's Amazon was killed shortly afterward when it escaped its handlers and threatened a vet, the Brazilian military said Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organizers late on Sunday.