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  • FILE- In this April 11, 2013 file photo, the Olympic Park, that will host competitions for 10 sports at Rio's Olympics in 2016, is under construction in the area previously occupied by the Jacarepagua Autodrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro's mayor Eduardo Paes says he expects federations to continue complaining about the city's preparations until the start of the games, but that he will not bow to their pressure and will keep his focus on securing a legacy for Rio well beyond Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    Rio mayor says he won't bow to sports federations

    Rio de Janeiro's mayor has responded to the high number of complaints about the city's preparations for the 2016 Olympics by saying sports federations are making too many unnecessary demands for the games.

  • Rio Mayor says no sports 'mausoleum' like Beijing

    Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is viewed as the key person to speed up the city's delayed Olympics Games preparations. He has been the point man when all three levels of Brazilian government have debated expenditures for the 2016 Games.

  • Brazil unveils $11 billion in 'legacy' budget

    Brazilian government officials announced Wednesday that almost $11 billion (24.1 billion Brazilian reals) will be spent on major transportation and environmental projects, which they argue are not related to holding the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • Striking workers stand in front the entrance of the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues under construction for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The labor dispute centers around which union represents the construction workers, and also involves benefits and working conditions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Rio mayor says workers must make up lost time

    More than 2,000 workers at Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic venues remained on strike Friday, and the city's mayor warned that the workers will have to make up for lost time.

  • Rio mayor acknowledges venues behind schedule

    With IOC officials in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday to monitor progress on the 2016 Olympics, the city's Mayor Eduardo Paes acknowledged that work on a large cluster of venues is far behind schedule.

  • Performers rehearse at the Sambadrome parade grounds in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. The globe's biggest Carnival bash opens Friday, with an estimated 850,000 tourists in attendance for the five-day-event, running from Feb. 17-21. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Rio Carnival: bigger, brighter ... more organized?

    Showered in confetti and flanked by sequined samba queens, Rio's mayor symbolically relinquished control of the city to its rotund Carnival king on Friday to kick off the five-day festivities, a time of joyous excess when the streets fill with roving percussion bands and throngs of dancing, drinking revelers.

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