Brazilian Government Provides Extra $26 million for Rio 2016 Security
The Brazilian government is granting the country's armed forces an extra US $26 million to ensure security at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In total, 88,000 soldiers, police officers and members of other public security services are being deployed to the Rio 2016 public safety effort.
Troops will begin patrolling Olympic venues on 24 July. On 4 August, a city-wide security campaign will start operating. As well as the sports venues, there will be a visible military presence on roads, at railway stations and airports, and in major tourist areas.
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games begin on August 5 and run until August 21.