Brazilian most famous writer Paulo Coelho (photo) is staging a sort of crusade against Rio´s decision to invite former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to be a consultant of 2016 Olympic Games. 

He says in his blog he was appaled when he was told Blair had been invited. “I immediately posted in Twitter that I don’t want a person who has lied to his country and to the world, who has blood in this hand, to participate in an event where peace and healthy competition is to be celebrated”, he protested. 

Rio state Gov. Sergio Cabral says Coelho is a fine author, but said Rio can use the organizational skills of a political leader who won the 2012 games for London.