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Rio 2016 Olympics Medal Table

Country
United States 46 37 38
Great Britain 27 23 17
China 26 18 26
Russian Federation 19 18 19
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Paulo Coelho attacks Rio 2016 role for Tony Blair

By Duncan Mackay

February 3 - Tony Blair's new appointment as a paid advisor to the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics has been attacked by Paulo Coelho (pictured with Pele), Brazil's best-selling author, who has claimed the former British Prime Minister is a "war criminal" and has "blood-stained hands".



Rio 2016 team to quiz Blair

By Mike Rowbottom in London

January 29 - Less than 24 hours after facing the Chilcot Committee over  the legality of the Iraq war, former Prime Minister Tony Blair will face questions in a less hostile environment as he is quizzed by key advisers of the Rio 2016 team.