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Associated Press In this Oct. 30, 2007, file photo, people wave flags at the top of Corcovado mountain in front of the statue Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro after Brazil was officially chosen as the host country for the 2014 World Cup. Brazil’s foreign minister says “all necessary measures” are being taken to ensure security at the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics following the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Boston bombs raise worries for Olympics, World Cup


LONDON — From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the world, including the Olympics and World Cup.

The twin bombings near the marathon finish line that killed three people and injured more than 170 people brought into sharp focus the security challenges facing next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.

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