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IOC chief defends Brazil spending

Updated: July 11, 2013, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- IOC president Jacques Rogge says the massive public spending in Brazil on the World Cup and Olympics will leave long-lasting benefits "for generations to come."

Responding to the recent wave of protests across Brazil, Rogge says the billions of dollars being spent on next year's World Cup and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will bring major infrastructure improvements.

On a teleconference with reporters Wednesday, Rogge said that the spending is "not for the two weeks of ...

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