Rio Organizers Defend Naming Stadium After Former Corrupt Soccer President

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Rio Organizers Defend Naming Stadium After Former Corrupt Soccer President
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The first controversy of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics erupted this weekend before London 2012 was even complete. Rio organizing committee chiefs had hoped to give a glowing account of their progress at a press conference here in front of the world's media, but instead they were forced to defend the highly questionable decision to name the main stadium after a corrupt former soccer administrator.

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