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Antonio Villaraigosa (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Villaraigosa: Trump Immigration Policy Could Dent L.A. Olympics Bid

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he is concerned that President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including his recent executive order on terror-prone countries, his plans to end “sanctuary cities” and his intention to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, could harm Los Angeles’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Aerial view of Christ the Redeemer statue, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, taken on June 26, 2014.

Israeli App to Guide Olympic-Goers Through Rio Streets

The Times of Israel reports: RIO DE JANEIRO — The Israeli app Moovit will guide tourists and local residents to the fastest and safest routes to and between competition venues at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

Protesters against Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's president, burn a figure in Rousseff's likeness after watching a televised broadcast of the country's lower house of Congress voting in favor of Rousseff's impeachment at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Rousseff's presidency is hanging by a thread …

Optimistic Olympic Committee Says Games Will ‘Unite’ Chaotic Brazil

The International Olympic Committee said on Monday that it is “closely following” the political crisis in Brazil, but it does not expect the beginning of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff to interfere with the Summer Olympic games in Rio.