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Drug dealers in Rio are using the Olympic logo to sell cocaine

The notoriously litigious IOC will not like this use of the Olympic logo. 

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Everyone in Rio has Olympic fever. Even the drug dealers.

According to Brazilian newspaper O Globo, police in Rio seized 93 bags of cocaine on Monday night, a bunch of which had the Olympic rings and the official Rio 2016 logo on them.

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The drug bust happened just 15 minutes away from the Estádio do Maracanã, where the opening ceremonies will be held. The locals are clearly anxious for the games to begin. 

Of course, the IOC is notoriously protective of its trademarks, but drug dealers probably have bigger problems to worry about than copyright infringement suits.