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Brazil Sports Minister Dismissed With Olympics Five Months Away

Brazilian Sports Minister George Hilton has been pushed out of his job just five months before the country hosts the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Presidential Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner said Wednesday. Hilton will most likely be replaced by Ricardo Leyser, a senior official in the sports ministry who has been managing Olympic preparations, Wagner said in a news briefing with foreign reporters in Rio. Hilton could not be reached for comment. But Ugo Braga, an aide of his, said...

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