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Topic - The 2016 Olympics
The head of Olympic planning for Rio de Janeiro's municipal government has resigned.
Part of the stadium that will host the 2014 World Cup opener collapsed Wednesday, killing two workers and aggravating already urgent concerns Brazil won't be ready for soccer's signature tournament.
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.
Rio's drug gangs are feeling threatened by the biggest police push against them in the city's history, a herculean effort to improve security before the 2016 Olympics.