Consumer Protection Entity Fines Olympic Committee in Rio

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Spectators going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games have not only endured extended lines to get in to the stadiums but found that once inside food was scarce. Due to the problems, Rio’s consumer protection agency, PROCON-RJ, announced on Sunday it was fining the Olympic Organizing Committee for the long waits and infrastructure problems. The fines can total up to R$9 million.

“Despite the size of the event size and the number of people it would attract, the organizers did not bother to meet consumer demand, both . . .

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