IAAF president Sebastian Coe bowed to intense pressure and announced Thursday that he had stepped down from his paid role as an ambassador for Nike to focus more on cleaning up world track and field's beleaguered governing body. "It is clear that perception and reality have become horribly mangled," said Coe after an IAAF Council meeting. The situation was "not good for IAAF and not good for Nike".
By Alonso Soto and Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff’s austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment. "Unfortunately the political crisis deepens further and complicates our agenda in Congress." Delcidio do Amaral is the ruling Workers' Party most senior figure in Congress and has been a smooth negotiator with the opposition as Rousseff this year tried to shore up Brazil's overdrawn public accounts and regain the confidence of investors.