Brazil acting president, IOC head inspect Olympic Park

AP , Tuesday 14 Jun 2016

 Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer and IOC President Thomas Bach are visiting Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Park, less than two months before the start of the games.

Tuesday's visit marked the first time Bach has met with Temer, the vice president who assumed the presidency last month when President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended.

In recent weeks Temer has stepped up his pledges of support for the Olympics, which have been beset by a series of problems including the ongoing political crisis, Brazil's worst recession in decades and an outbreak of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in infants.

Bach is in Brazil through Thursday. The Rio Games run from Aug. 5-21.

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