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Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.

The five-member commission will have up to six months to examine contracts and other documents related to the stadiums, highways and other projects tied to the Aug. 5-21 games. The group is also expected to hear expert testimony on whether the structures are technically sound, members said.

WADA promises re-testing samples handled by 3 suspended labs

MONTREAL (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency says samples handled by three laboratories that were recently suspended will be re-tested.

WADA has in the past month temporarily shut down underperforming labs in China, Portugal and South Africa, disrupting testing ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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