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Not the winning but the taking that counted for Olympic torch theft bid man

A man was wrestled to the ground and detained after he tried to steal the Olympic torch as it passed through the Brazilian town of Guarulhos.

In video on news portal G1, the unidentified man is seen trying to break through the line of security guards accompanying the torch bearer at the 25 mile mark of the parade in Sao Paulo state.

The man was taken away and the torch bearer continued the run on Saturday.

The torch will be in Sao Paulo for the next days and will arrive in Rio de Janeiro on August 4, one day ahead of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Rio's August 5-21 games have been hit by Brazil's economic recession, security concerns and fears about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

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