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Then-Rio de Janeiro Governor Sergio Cabral at a news conference following the signing of the host city contract in Copenhagen on October 2, 2009.

Former Rio de Janeiro governor says he paid $2 million to the Olympics committee to win the fight to host the 2016 games

Sergio Cabral said he paid off two IOC members in 2009 to secure up to nine votes for Rio, news agencies reported. He's currently in jail already.

Violence in Rio de Janeiro has gotten so bad a newspaper is covering it in the ‘war’ section

In the year since the Rio Olympics, the economy has crumbled and violence has flared, and police are turning to old, unreliable methods to fight it.

Rio’s $700 million athletes village was turned into luxury condos but is now reportedly ‘shuttered’ and 93% vacant

The Rio Olympics continue to serve as an example of why more and more cities are wary of hosting the games.

MICHAEL PHELPS: Here’s a look at the historic career of the greatest Olympian ever

A look back at the highs and lows in the life and career of Michael Phelps, the best Olympian in history.

The Rio Olympics were a financial disaster and it keeps getting worse

According to a cost analysis report, the Rio Olympics cost $13 billion and now there's little use for the expensive venues that were built for the games.

Here is what the abandoned venues of the Rio Olympics look like just 6 months after the games

The city of Rio de Janeiro spent over $1 billion dollars on the 2016 Summer Olympics. Six months later, many of the venues look decayed.

Muslim-American Olympian who won bronze in Rio says she was detained for two hours at an airport and doesn’t know why

Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first female Muslim-American Olympian to medal for the United States, said on Tuesday that she was detained at an airport for two hours.

Rio’s Olympic warm-up pool has turned a disgusting shade of orange as the village continues to fall apart

Six months after Rio hosted the Summer Olympics, its infrastructure for the games is falling apart. The latest is the warm-up pool, which is now orange.

Power was cut from Rio’s ghost-town Olympic stadium because of $930,000 in unpaid bills

Rio's Maracana Stadium is deserted, with dying grass on the field and a smell of mold, and now it has no power.

Rio’s Olympic Stadium has reportedly turned into a ghost town that has a ‘smell of mold,’ damaged rooms, and stray cats

The grass on the field of Maracana is dry while the inner part of the building is missing furniture, has holes in the walls and ceilings, and smells of mold.