'Pokemon Go' Arrives in Brazil Ahead of Olympics

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There had been much disappointment among those in Rio that they could not play the popular game.

Olympians can now go for their Pokemon Go medals.

The hit augmented reality game, in which players roam around the real-life world to collect virtual monsters and medals, became available in Brazil late Wednesday.

There had been much disappointment among those at the Rio Olympic Games that they could not play the Pokemon Go game.

Some 30 nations already have the game from U.S. technology company Niantic, which uses characters created by Japanese video game maker The Pokemon Co. The Olympics officially open Friday in Brazil.

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A number of athletes expressed their frustration at the lack of Pokemon Go in Brazil via social media.

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