Rio upset by Williams' Olympic line

Updated: December 1, 2009, 2:22 PM ET
Associated Press

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Robin Williams may have to scratch Rio de Janeiro off his list of possible vacation sites.

Some citizens and officials in the Brazilian city are upset with comments the comedian made on a recent appearance on the "Late Show" with David Letterman, saying Rio received the 2016 Olympics because it sent "50 strippers and a pound of blow" to compete with Chicago's entourage that included President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Williams' comments have been replayed several times on news shows across Brazil on Tuesday. Mayor Eduardo Paes says Williams is envious of Rio's achievement.

Rio's Olympic Committee said its lawyers will see whether legal action against Williams is possible.


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