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Rio official denies knowledge of theft

Updated: September 27, 2012, 7:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- The president of the organizing committee for the 2016 Olympics in Rio has dismissed claims that high-ranking officials knew that workers were making unauthorized copies of files belonging to organizers of the 2012 London Games.

Carlos Nuzman, along with CEO Leonardo Gryner, spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since the illegal downloads were reported last week. The news conference came amid increasing criticism from the public, local media and even local congressmen, ...

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