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Mac Margolis

No Olympic Truce in Brazil

As the Rio games start, a marathon corruption probe has miles to go.

Every four years, political leaders have tried to set aside feuds and celebrate the world's best athletes as they compete for medals and glory -- a tradition that harkens back to the first Olympic Games held in Greece some 3,000 years ago.

Apparently, the Brazilians didn’t get the message. One day before the opening ceremonies for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a senate committee found suspended President Dilma Rousseff guilty of budget fraud and has recommended she be put to trial. Maybe its members took their cue from the Brazilian streets, where tens of thousands of protestors recently gathered to call for Rousseff's definitive ouster.