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With the Olympic Games just days away they are shaping up to be an absolute shambles.

This incident looks trivial compared to the kind of crime we're likely to see during the course of the games.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3718338/Gold-medal-originality-Man-throws-Chinese-athlete-Rio-hotel-lobby-forcing-hurdler-bathroom-leaving-bags-unattended-accomplice-steal.html

Man throws up on Chinese hurdler in Rio hotel lobby to distract him so his accomplice can steal his bags

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Yes the 31 tower blocks comprising the "Olympic Village" are in poor condition and not "Habitable" according to the Australian team who have refused to move in and are slumming it in nearby Hotels.

I guess the legacy idea behind the constructing of 31 tower blocks is for Favela inhabitants to inherit them after the games are over?

(hence the lack of attention to detail & "finishing off"?)

I guess we can expect to see more action "off track" than on?

I read that raw sewage from the Favela's is contaminating the sailing, rowing & canoeing lakes?

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Rio looks like a fcking sh!thole at the best of times

They should never have been given the olympics or the world cup while they can't even look after the street kids (other than exterminating them)

Anyone who thinks brazil is a great place needs a dose of reality - it's a hive of tragic squalour and degradation

It's a 3rd world khazi with illusions of 1st world grandeur

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I read that raw sewage from the Favela's is contaminating the sailing, rowing & canoeing lakes?

No $hit.

Olympic athletes and tourists heading to Rio de Janeiro are being told to keep their mouths shut and their heads above water. The results of a 16-month study conducted for the Associated Press released Monday found that Rio’s waterways are still full of human sewage with bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness.

Barf!

Daniel Becker, a local pediatrician, told the New York Times last week that foreign athletes will “literally be swimming in human crap”

Source :- Somebody's backside.... http://www.ibtimes.com/rio-olympics-water-problems-athletes-tourists-warned-about-pollution-bacteria-viruses-2396487

A study published in late 2014 had shown the presence of the super bacteria - classified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an urgent public health threat - off one of the beaches in Guanabara Bay, where sailing and wind-surfing events will be held during the Games.

Super Olympic bacteria for the win.

The super bacteria can cause hard-to-treat urinary, gastrointestinal, pulmonary and bloodstream infections, along with meningitis. The CDC says studies show that these bacteria contribute to death in up to half of patients infected.

Source :- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bacteria-brazil-olympic_us_575b43fae4b0e39a28adb62c

Insane.

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I guess the legacy idea behind the constructing of 31 tower blocks is for Favela inhabitants to inherit them after the games are over?

(hence the lack of attention to detail & "finishing off"?)

In Turin the olympic village, which isn't bad, was supposed to provide housing for young people Turin, now houses a couple of days of arrivals from Africa - about 10,000 illegal immigrants.

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With the Olympic Games just days away they are shaping up to be an absolute shambles.

This incident looks trivial compared to the kind of crime we're likely to see during the course of the games.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3718338/Gold-medal-originality-Man-throws-Chinese-athlete-Rio-hotel-lobby-forcing-hurdler-bathroom-leaving-bags-unattended-accomplice-steal.html

It's not often you get one over on the Chinese

:unsure:

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it's a hive of tragic squalour and degradation

I shall certainly be taking my next holiday in Rio. You've really made my mind up.

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Nothing worse than leading the 100 metres butterfly then realising you've got a floater in your mouth...

8 million flies would disagree

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Nothing worse than leading the 100 metres butterfly then realising you've got a floater in your mouth...

Performance enhancing surely?

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Actually went on holiday to Brazil about 5 years ago, I really enjoyed it, especially the food :) wandered around alone outside of the tour group without being mugged.

Could it just be the media are loving complaining about the event? As they did for things like the Sochi Olympics?

It is not as if the sainted London games had no crime:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-09/incredible-night-out-goes-awry-for-discus-champion/4187618?pfm=ms

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The only performace enhancing drug available will be Immodium. :wacko:

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London was a near miss as a fiasco (and we had the ever scandal ridden G4S succumbing to the Peter Principle and gate security had to be handled by British servicemen).

Rio's World Cup went OK-ish, but Olympic events in the last 30 years have become increasingly bloated.

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The Russians again show everyone how it's done.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3724476/Armed-mugger-killed-gun-drama-near-Olympics-Russian-diplomat-drags-motorcycle-robber-car-shoots-dead.html

The Russian vice-consul in Rio de Janeiro dramatically shot dead an armed mugger who had tried to hold him up in his car - just after the Olympic torch relay had passed by on the last day before the Rio 2016 opening ceremony.

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