Rousseff vows crisis won't mar Rio Games as flame relay begins

Brazilian volleyball player Fabiana Claudino holds the Olympic torch following the flame's arrival in Brasilia on May 3, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Embattled President Dilma Rousseff greeted the Olympic flame in Brazil on Tuesday, promising not to allow a raging political crisis, which could see her suspended within days, to spoil the Rio Games. “We are experiencing political instability. The flame, which arrived in a small lantern from the ancient Greek site of Olympia, via Switzerland, was transferred to Brazil’s Olympic torch featuring waves of tropical colors.

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