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Rio Olympics 2016: Neymar's Brazil held to 0-0 draw by minnows Iraq

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Neymar scored 31 goals for Barcelona last season - but has been unable to find a way past South Africa and Iraq



Host nation Brazil are still searching for their opening win of the Rio 2016 men's football competition after an embarrassing 0-0 draw against Iraq.

Led by Barcelona forward Neymar, Brazil could not find a way past their stubborn Group A rivals in Brasilia.

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Rio 2016: Moroccan boxer held over alleged sex assault

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Hassan Saada was due to fight on Saturday




A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic village.

Hassan Saada, 22, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Brazil football legend Pele will not light flame

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Pele was awarded the Olympic Order last month




Brazil football legend Pele will not light the Olympic cauldron at Friday's opening ceremony in Rio.

The 75-year-old was rumoured to be favourite to perform the duty which has previously been carried out by other sporting greats such as Muhammad Ali and Cathy Freeman.

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Rio brings its samba style to the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics

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The Opening Ceremony kicks off the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




RIO DE JANEIRO — The Summer Olympic Games kicked off Friday night in an opening ceremony with a gutted budget but a soaring feel, as a stadium nestled here below a hillside pulsed with lights, fireworks, circus-like acrobats and a samba singalong typical of this nation’s partying style.

Brazil, the first South American country to host the Olympics, used the start of the Games to tell a version of the country’s history — from slavery to mega-cities — that comes as hard economic times are testing its fun-loving style.

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