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Rio Games set $2.9bn operational budget

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Rio 2016 Olympic Games organizers on Thursday unveiled an operational budget of $2.9 billion, comprising private money and around 27 percent higher than initial forecasts allowing for inflation. 

Olympic flag at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro on August 19, 2012

The total is some two thirds above the original bid quote made in 2008 but inflation accounts for 31.89 percent.

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