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The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

the games are set to begin tomorrow and its nothing but problems over in RIO.. place your updates here so we can keep tack pf everything going on over there.

Quote:The start of the Olympics in Rio this week has been shadowed by a storm of bad news -- not including a Zika outbreak that prompted 150 health officials to recommend moving the games out of the city as a public safety measure.

Demonstrations, violent crime, infrastructure failures and poverty are set to greet spectators this weekend in an event that some economists say could represent upwards of $15 billion in losses for Brazil.

Here's a rundown of some of the issues hanging over the games in Rio:

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Supporters of suspended President Dilma Rousseff protest at a rally against interim President Michel Temer on June 10, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. Impeachment proceedings against Rousseff continue as Temer rules the country on an interim basis ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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RE: The Official 2016 Olympics in Rio thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

sounds like a safe place for the Olympics to be held Scratchinghead 1dunno1

Quote:Last week, a foot and other body parts appeared on a shore where next week, Olympians will be playing volleyball.

The body parts were a stark reminder that Brazil has a serious problem with murder. An NPR report noted that almost 60,000 people were murdered in Brazil in 2014, most with guns, making it what they called "the deadliest place in the world outside Syria."

http://abcnews.go.com/International/inside-problems-plague-rio-olympic-games-begin/story?id=41045918


RE: The Official 2016 Olympics in Rio thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

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PM paramilitary police personnel man a checkpoint on a bridge in the Cidade de Deus shantytown, 10km from the Olympic Village Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 21, 2016.


RE: The Official 2016 Olympics in Rio thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

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A man washes himself in the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 30, 2016.


RE: The Official 2016 Olympics in Rio thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

here is the official site for the schedules and medal counts and updates.. the Opening Ceremony will begin tomorrow 8/5/2016

https://www.rio2016.com/en


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RE: The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - SR-25 - 08-04-2016

Brazil’s Other Olympic Spirits: Anger, Anxiety and Indifference

RIO DE JANEIRO — How do Brazilians feel about their big Olympic moment?

First there’s the anger: Rioters pelted the Olympic torch relay with rocks as it approached Rio de Janeiro, while bumper stickers have rearranged the Olympic rings into a four-letter word.

Then there’s the anxiety: With gallows humor amid a crime wave and fears of terrorism, a bingo game is circulating for people to wager on which day during the Games an attack will occur.

And the indifference: The media giant Globo won’t even bother to broadcast the Olympics during the coveted Sunday afternoon slot, opting instead for domestic soccer. A sizable number of hotel rooms here remain unreserved, forcing travel agents to slash rates in a desperate attempt to entice Brazilians to come.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brazil%E2%80%99s-other-olympic-spirits-anger-anxiety-and-indifference/ar-BBvfpGS

this is going to be an unusual olympics unlike those in the past. rioters..people trying to snuff out torch..zika worries etc


RE: The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

(08-04-2016, 06:25 PM)SR-25 Wrote: Brazil’s Other Olympic Spirits: Anger, Anxiety and Indifference

RIO DE JANEIRO — How do Brazilians feel about their big Olympic moment?

First there’s the anger: Rioters pelted the Olympic torch relay with rocks as it approached Rio de Janeiro, while bumper stickers have rearranged the Olympic rings into a four-letter word.

Then there’s the anxiety: With gallows humor amid a crime wave and fears of terrorism, a bingo game is circulating for people to wager on which day during the Games an attack will occur.

And the indifference: The media giant Globo won’t even bother to broadcast the Olympics during the coveted Sunday afternoon slot, opting instead for domestic soccer. A sizable number of hotel rooms here remain unreserved, forcing travel agents to slash rates in a desperate attempt to entice Brazilians to come.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/brazil%E2%80%99s-other-olympic-spirits-anger-anxiety-and-indifference/ar-BBvfpGS

this is going to be an unusual olympics unlike those in the past. rioters..people trying to snuff out torch..zika worries etc

It does seem very unusual!!


RE: The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - Pope Trollalotta - 08-04-2016

I hear that the rowing events are using the corpses and feces in the water as distance markers. This should be a fine Olympics!


RE: The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - ~mc~ - 08-04-2016

(08-04-2016, 06:40 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: I hear that the rowing events are using the corpses and feces in the water as distance markers. This should be a fine Olympics!

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RE: The Official "2016 Olympics in Rio" thread.. - SR-25 - 08-04-2016

(08-04-2016, 06:40 PM)Pope Trollalotta Wrote: I hear that the rowing events are using the corpses and feces in the water as distance markers. This should be a fine Olympics!

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also...

What will be the legacy of the Olympic Games in Rio?

A severe recession in Brazil, a nationwide Zika outbreak and the governor of Rio declaring a state of financial emergency added strain to the difficult task of building venues and infrastructure.

When Rio were awarded the Games back in 2009, the city's 6.3 million people were promised Rio 2016 would leave a lasting legacy of improvements.
Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has staunchly defended the promises made at the time, saying that Rio is a better place for all the investment poured into it.
"Don't compare Rio to Tokyo or Chicago. Compare Rio to itself," he said referring to Rio's challenging mix of inequality, violence, natural beauty and diverse geography which has proved testing for the authorities.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36952364