The Rio Olympics are on a heightened state of alert after a recent report revealing a Brazilian extremist group has become the first organisation in South America to pledge allegiance to ISIS.  According to a report from DailyMail,

The pledge was spotted by SITE Intelligence, a jihadi monitoring group, on ISIS’s messaging app of choice – Telegram. This report is comes less than three weeks before the 2016 Olympic Games are set to begin in Rio de Janeiro on August 5.