In light of recent announcements by the organisers for Rio 2016 that the budget for the games will be cut by 30% in order to keep Brazil's government from being forced to pay for any budget, deficit incurred. Currently, the games are privately funded with a budget of around 3 billion US dollars. However, any budget shortfalls or overspending are the responsibility of the Brazilian government.  This announcement comes in the light of concerns over water pollution for athletes and protests in 2013...

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