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Brazil sports minister says not underestimating terrorism threat

An airplane flies past Olympic rings placed at the entrance of office building ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce - RTSIRKS
An airplane flies past Olympic rings placed at the entrance of office building ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce - RTSIRKS

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Sport Minister Leonardo Picciani said on Wednesday the Olympic host country was not underestimating the threat of terrorism and was taking all necessary measures ahead of next month's games in Rio de Janeiro.

Picciani told journalists that no heads of state had called off their attendance and about 50 are expected.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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