In Brief: Brazil tipped to gain US$200m windfall

Brazil tipped to gain US$200m windfall

RIO DE JANEIRO • The Central Bank of Brazil expects that the delegations and tourists in Rio for the Olympic Games will leave behind revenue worth around US$200 million (S$271.65 million), it said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the Central Bank, this prediction was made based on the statistics from the last three Olympics.

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Stepanova expects Russian dopers in Rio

LONDON • Russian drug cheats will be competing at next month's Rio Olympics, runner Yulia Stepanova predicted in an interview with the BBC.

Stepanova, who is appealing against her Rio ban, said that the International Olympic Committee's stance of leaving governing bodies to decide whether Russians could take part in the Games meant there would be Russian athletes in Rio whose cheating had been covered up.

It was she who lifted the lid on systematic doping and corruption in Russian athletics.

REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2016, with the headline 'In Brief'. Print Edition | Subscribe