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Rio employees fired after stealing

Updated: September 21, 2012, 5:27 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- In an embarrassing episode for the host of the next Summer Olympics, 10 employees of Rio de Janeiro's 2016 committee have been fired after being caught stealing computer files from British organizers during the London Games.

British and Brazilian organizers said Friday that the Rio employees, working alongside London staff in the technology department, had downloaded internal documents without authorization. The Brazilians were working with London organizers during the July 27-Aug. ...

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