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Shitty Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Bring the Toilet Paper With You

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country is coming apart at the seams.

Will be interesting if they can do the Olympics if there is violence in the streets and/or the government has fallen...

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-17/its-all-fked-brazil-descends-chaos-rousseff-lula-wiretaps-trigger-mass-protests

 

Someone thinks they are on the right track

 

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/03/16/progress-made-rio-games-sailing-venue/

 

 

What is this "Sewer Pipe Belt" thing? Sounds like they are just diverting the pollution to another area.

 

The whole thing sounds like a political fantasy: you can't clean a body of water that big, that polluted, that fast just by letting it sit there.

 

in the end there is the same amount of pollution being produced in the same area over the same period of time with the same result.

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You are correct, the pipe ended inside the Gloria Marina where the boats launched, they simply lay a longer pipe out into the bay and attach it to the end of the pipe in the harbor and simply move the problem, not solve the problem.

 

 

 

country is coming apart at the seams.

Will be interesting if they can do the Olympics if there is violence in the streets and/or the government has fallen...

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-17/its-all-fked-brazil-descends-chaos-rousseff-lula-wiretaps-trigger-mass-protests

 

Someone thinks they are on the right track

 

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/03/16/progress-made-rio-games-sailing-venue/

 

 

What is this "Sewer Pipe Belt" thing? Sounds like they are just diverting the pollution to another area.

 

The whole thing sounds like a political fantasy: you can't clean a body of water that big, that polluted, that fast just by letting it sit there.

 

in the end there is the same amount of pollution being produced in the same area over the same period of time with the same result.

 

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I am hearing from some of my Oil n Gas buddies down there, their embassies are warning them that it might be a good time to get out of dodge and close their offices

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it would be comical if it were not so serious

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has just been suspended from office to face an impeachment trial in the Senate on charges that she broke budget accounting rules....silly women she must not have taken enough real bucks out of the public purse for herself...gee wizz this is going to be an interesting fuckin event.

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.............gee wizz this is going to be an interesting fuckin event.

 

 

 

......'interesting' indeed ....I'm guessing police strike, and rioting. :mellow:

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This in also in today's newspaper:

 

Canadian professor: Rio Olympics should be postponed due to Zika virus
Photos: Zika virus outbreak
The Zika virus has been linked to severe birth defects, including microcephaly, since it surfaced in Brazil about a year ago.
Tribune news servicesContact Reporter

With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies.

"But for the games, would anyone recommend sending an extra half a million visitors into Brazil right now?" University of Ottawa professor Amir Attaran, who specializes in public health, said in an article published this week in the Harvard Public Health Review.

Brazil is by far the country most affected by Zika, a mosquito-borne virus which has now been scientifically proven to cause a range of disturbing birth defects, including babies born with abnormally small heads and neurological problems.

In February, the World Health Organization declared the epidemic to be a global health emergency. The WHO says there are no restrictions on travel or trade with countries affected by Zika outbreaks but advises pregnant women not to travel to those regions.

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Attaran's position is not shared by Olympic and global health authorities, who insist the Aug. 5-21 games will not be derailed by the virus.

The International Olympic Committee, which follows the WHO's advice, said it has no plans to relocate or postpone the games.

"The clear statements from WHO that there should be no restrictions on travel and trade means there is no justification for canceling or delaying or postponing or moving the Rio Games," Dr. Richard Budgett, the IOC's medical director, told The Associated Press. "The IOC will continue to monitor the situation very closely and work with the WHO, and we're confident as we've been advised by the experts that the situation will improve over the next three months."

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The Olympics are expected to draw about 500,000 visitors from abroad, a prospect that Attaran fears could spark new outbreaks elsewhere in the world and result in an increase in the number of brain-damaged babies born to infected pregnant women that might otherwise not have traveled to Brazil. He doesn't want the games to be canceled, but argues they should be delayed or moved.

"If the IOC and the World Health Organization do not have the generosity of heart to delay the games to prevent children being born and disabled their whole lives, then they're among the cruelest institutions in the world," Attaran, an outspoken critic of WHO, said in a telephone interview with the AP.

"What I'm asking for is a bit of delayed gratification so that babies aren't born permanently disabled."

The Zika outbreak is just one of the challenges facing Brazil in the buildup to South America's first Olympics. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing impeachment, the economy is in deep recession and the country is gripped by a vast corruption scandal centered on state-controlled oil giant Petrobras.

Attaran is not the first public health official to call for the games to be postponed because of the Zika risk; New York-based academics Arthur Caplan and Lee Igel wrote in an article in Forbes in February that hosting the Olympics at a site teeming with the virus is "quite simply, irresponsible."

The IOC and Brazilian organizers say the Zika threat will be mitigated because the games are taking place in the South American winter, reducing the mosquito population. But not everyone is convinced the Zika threat will subside entirely by August.

"This is a wake-up call for authorities to look at the situation more closely," said Jimmy Whitworth, a professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, referring to Attaran's article.

He was not linked to Attaran's paper and acknowledged it might be difficult to change any Olympic plans at this late stage.

Whitworth said it was WHO's responsibility to make the health risks clear, even if that means issuing what could be very unpopular advice that could affect the Olympics.

"WHO isn't there to be popular, so they need to put that aside and consider the public health perspective," he said.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said it was important for every traveler who goes to the Rio Games to take precautions against mosquitoes and that pregnant women should speak with their doctors.

World soccer's governing body seems to take Attaran's warnings seriously. Michel D'Hooghe, chairman of the FIFA medical committee, described the Canadian's paper as "an alarming message" and said he would ask FIFA's medical office for an evaluation and report to the ruling FIFA Council. The Olympic soccer tournament will be played in venues across Brazil, including areas where Zika is more prevalent than Rio.

U.S. women's team goalkeeper Hope Solo said in February that she would not go to the Rio Olympics if she had to choose then, citing worries about Zika. In an interview Tuesday with CNBC, Solo said she would go "begrudgingly."

"I'm going to take every precaution necessary," she said. "I'm not sure I'm even going to be leaving the hotel room, outside of practice."

The medical director of Australia's Olympic team said there was "no chance" the games would be moved. Dr. David Hughes said in a statement Wednesday that the Zika risk to Australian athletes was "minimal," although he noted only the link to a condition that sometimes causes Guillain-Barre syndrome, a potentially fatal condition that also causes temporary paralysis. He made no mention of the proof the virus causes the birth of permanently brain-damaged babies.

"The last couple of people that I have spoken to, who have been to Rio in the past month or two, haven't seen a mosquito," Hughes said. "I believe we can proceed with confidence, knowing that we have appropriate guidelines and preventative measures in place."

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Toronto who has studied the anticipated path of the virus, said it is "very likely" the Olympics could speed up the spread of Zika around the world.

Still, Bogoch said that since most people traveling to Rio wouldn't be affected by Zika, it would be an overreaction to move or postpone the games.

"The spread of Zika to other countries is already happening," he said. "Canceling the Olympics is not going to prevent that."

Associated Press

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Danish Nacra F17 sailors, hiding from a shootout 50-100m from the harbour in broad daylight in Rio. Sounds safe

 

In Norwegian and Danish, but google translate does a good job http://www.kappseiling.no/2016/05/danske-seilere-ma-soke-ly-skyting-ved-ol-havnen-rio/

 

The Danish Nacra17 sailor Anette Viborg leave early today out a miserable report from training camp in Rio, where lagvennine Anne-Marie Rindom had to seek shelter from the firefight at the Olympic port of Rio. It is obviously not just water quality that poses risks for sailors going to Rio.

 

The post is taken from Viborg's Facebook page and reproduced on both Minbaad.dk and Baadmagasinet.dk. Later Danish Sailing Union involved itself and the post has since deleted.

 

One may wonder if the athletes' security is safeguarded as it should with about 3 months to the start of the Games?

 

Today (Wednesday, ed.) I'll ind from træningsrace and get that video my little friend Anne-Marie Rindom has had Soge hiding violent skyderier where Skete near the port of Niteroi, Rio.

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If the Olympics were in Chicago, our street shooters do a better job of hitting their target.

And if you think Rio is in the financial crapper, you haven't seen anything until you combine Illinois and Chicago together, all at junk bond rating status.

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Spain's Olympic sailing team assaulted in Rio

 

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish sailing federation says two of its sailors and a coach have been assaulted at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while training for the Olympics.

 

The federation says in a statement that Fernando Echavarri, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the tornado class, Tara Pacheco, a former two-time world champion in the 470 class, and coach Santi Lopez-Vazquez were "assaulted by five people armed with pistols."

 

It adds that the three Spaniards were not hurt during the assault that took place "in the middle of the street while they were going to have breakfast."

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Spain's Olympic sailing team assaulted in Rio

 

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish sailing federation says two of its sailors and a coach have been assaulted at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro while training for the Olympics.

 

The federation says in a statement that Fernando Echavarri, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the tornado class, Tara Pacheco, a former two-time world champion in the 470 class, and coach Santi Lopez-Vazquez were "assaulted by five people armed with pistols."

 

It adds that the three Spaniards were not hurt during the assault that took place "in the middle of the street while they were going to have breakfast."

 

 

...aww,C'mon...that was Brazil's pistol team in training. :mellow:

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We have had a lot of the locals warning us, the last few days have been really bad, the Danes and Spanish incidents are good examples of what's going on.

 

On the water quality issue, we had a dead pig floating on the start line today...

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We have had a lot of the locals warning us, the last few days have been really bad, the Danes and Spanish incidents are good examples of what's going on.

 

On the water quality issue, we had a dead pig floating on the start line today...

 

 

...that's just a tide tracker from the Maldovian team :)

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On the water quality issue, we had a dead pig floating on the start line today...

Sure that wasn't a pork rounding mark?

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No one plans a party for 9 years and spends billions of dollars, has bonds to pay on time, and then cancels the party.

 

I guarantee that Rio2016 will occur.

 

What the heck, how does a little mosquito bite outweigh Guanabara Bay that is full of a multitude of diseases that didn't stop that either?

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I think "guano" = bat dodie! So Gaunabara Bay?

I the end, youngsters believe they are destined to live forever and will immerse themselves in whatever, only calling for no waves when the heat gets too hot, regardless of the venue.

 

Still, the next ridiculous Olympic sell will be much tougher. There was a time, when the money was out of it and it was truly contests.

 

Too many people, and too soon even toilet paper might be a luxury; too much money...!!! As others have noted, the AC seems headed the same way!

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Guanocagada Bay

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been warning you all this was coming for months.

 

Well it has happened.

 

Brazil has flamed out BEFORE the Olympics

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-17/rio-declares-state-public-calamity-warns-total-collapse-security-health-and-transpor

 

 

Ought to ball kinds of fun.

Especially if the locals are not fed for a couple weeks leading up to the opening ceremonies.

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been warning you all this was coming for months.

 

Well it has happened.

 

Brazil has flamed out BEFORE the Olympics

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-17/rio-declares-state-public-calamity-warns-total-collapse-security-health-and-transpor

 

 

Ought to ball kinds of fun.

Especially if the locals are not fed for a couple weeks leading up to the opening ceremonies.

Anarchy !!!

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Guanocagada Bay

 

perfect! ;)

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I know someone started a brand spanking new thread about this but it really belongs here.

If only to give this one a bump

 

http://www.theage.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-off-the-field/paralympian-liesl-tesch-and-official-sarah-ross-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-rio-20160620-gpnrn8.html

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Then we have today at the Airport.... PBS Newshour is also doing a segment on the shitty water.

 

 

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So how many marathon runners will be mugged, shot, or kidnapped?

 

What other sports participate well outside the confines of the "Olympic Village?"

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holy smokes.. they're doing a cbs news special on this right now. they said the toxicity level is 1.7 million times what would be considered hazardous in the u.s. and not to mention a body was found on the beach where they are going to be doing volleyball. they mentioned that less than half of the actual treatment rio said they would do has been done .

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Still no owner found? Anyone checked to see if Dee has finally made a serious commitment....

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holy smokes.. they're doing a cbs news special on this right now. they said the toxicity level is 1.7 million times what would be considered hazardous in the u.s. and not to mention a body was found on the beach where they are going to be doing volleyball. they mentioned that less than half of the actual treatment rio said they would do has been done .

I think this Olympics NBC is going to be trying their best to ignore all the bad stuff and put a happy face on the situation while all the other networks report what a horrible train wreck Brazil is. Have your popcorn ready.

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.

 

 

......sports introduced by the host country,,,

 

....survive robberies at gunpoint.

.....escape collapsing stadium.

...don't catch zika :mellow:

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....inspired by couchsurfer :mellow:

 

Brazilian Pentathlon

  1. Swim 50m in the water off Copacabana
  2. Walk 50 minutes in downtown Rio wearing your team uniform
  3. Spend 50 minutes without mosquito repellent
  4. Get a taxi to Point A in the favela…measure the distance you reach downhill before witnessing or being involved in a shooting.
  5. Drink the water in your hotel and eat a large meal, measure time to explosive diarrhea

Winner is announced in 6 months after judges evaluate style points from the above and the time spent in hospital and long term diagnosis (extra points for bullet wounds or transferring zika to your partner.)

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local organizing committee head Carlos Nuzman told the AP that his team was still studying how best to carry out the analysis and what pathogens to search for.

 

"The viral tests, we will do and we will repeat this because the most important (thing) for us is the health of the athletes," Nuzman said in an interview in London. "We are working with our medical department and looking for this."

 

If the tests come back positive for viruses, organizers will assess the best way of cleaning up the water rather than abandoning any venues, such as Guanabara Bay, which is the venue for sailing and wind surfing.

 

Nuzman said he did not know when organizers would be ready to start the testing....

 

 

Portugese for let them eat cake(or Fuck You)

 

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anyone know if Carlos is going to slither his slimy ass about RIO or did he take his money and run?

 

All the fuck faces that lied their asses off in the past year need to be held accountable.

Total ridicule and sanctions to remove every lying SOB out of their sport and national organizations.

 

Reading the rowers have athletic hazmat suits

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-05/toilet-us-rowing-team-will-use-sewage-proof-suits-rio-olympics

 

 

or nasty bacteria

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/05/americas/rio-de-janeiro-super-bacteria/index.html

 

 

Is a pos medal worth risking your life?

Idiots are too fucking stupid to understand the organizing committee will play fast and loose with their lives for quick buck.

 

How long before we hear some dumbass say "but they told us it was safe" from some hospital room?

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Do we return to nude games as well?

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From the NYT article..." A woman is 10 times more likely to get raped in Rio than contract Zika" SCARY!

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Be careful, there are a few dogs would like to be raped...

 

Well, if no one goes, watches or reads...but nay, too many idiots about...

 

population will do us in, one way or another, doncha know? I expect to be plying much cleaner water, no Oly no friggin way!

 

No doubt, the state and country will try to make the best of a bad thing, but can that save this disaster? I trust the mess and the doping scandel will put a large dent into the Oly marketing game!

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it's a bit of a shitty (ha!) position to be put in as an athlete to compete in such conditions.

easy for the golfers, basketballers, tennis players etc. to bow out for health reasons when their respective competition and tours pay the bills and provide the fame thousand times over - bit harder for the likes of track and field competitors when the Olympics are the be all and end all of competition.

 

they're a crazy bunch at that elite level though, as Bob Goldman found in the 80's.

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As you'll recall, World Sailing (ISAF) certifies the venue for Olympic Sailing. They also possess the power to de-certify a venue. With money gone for security, troops now being brought in for security, what is the status of the helicopter that is to guide the dozen garbage harvesting tractors (and the funding for those floating harvesters)? Has the funding been pulled for this? Jesus Christ, de-certify Guanabara Bay, run the boats and marks up the coast to Buzios to a clean water venue.

 

World Sailing (ISAF) you have brought the sport of sailing into disrepute with your decision to use Guanabara Bay as the venue for Sailing in the 2016 Olympic Games.

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The Olympics need to be in Greece and just stay there. If it was good enough back then for everyone, it should be good enough now.

 

+1. This new event, the hot curry shoot, will be a winner. I have been told it takes place on the beaches of "Guano" bara Bay, when clean up crews can be hired.

 

Common sense should overcome temporary greed. The lingering aftermath and lawsuits should make a difference, but likely will not.

 

Everyone in their right mind should shun all of the Olympics, until common sense beats back dimness and cheats.

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With the odds makers suggesting the US Sailing Team will win one bronze medal, I went to see what the budget US Sailing has for the Olympic effort. They used to put this on their website, but I couldn't find it. If I recall, it was in the $3M -$5M per year mark. And that does not include how much each competitor develops on their own.

 

When Josh Adams, Managing Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing Team told the Doctors of the US Sailing Sports Medicine Committee that as long as our athletes take the prophylactic medicines they will be fine and refused to share the water testing performed by the USOC. Only to learn that an unstated number of the US Sailing Team fell ill during the 2015 Test Event in Rio. Again, Josh Adams kept this number hidden from everyone.

 

And the US Sailing Sports Medicine Committee sits silently ever since.

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I agree with Koch...trouble is the OLY people give a rat's butt. Population will deliver enough people who have little to do...why we see huge ball parks etc, indifferent to finances and fan preferences...they will fill the place anyway.

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The large question is, how do we get World Sailing to develop a water quality standard that is met at the time of bidding to host the games, not some fallacy promise 9 years later when the Games open?

 

Or, how do we get World Sailing to grow a sack, and just do the right thing not certifying a venue when things are this bad to begin with?

 

If World Sailing had done either of the above, the event would be in Buzios and all of this would be a non-issue. IF during the 9 years Rio kicked ass and cleaned up Guanabara Bay and asked World Sailing permission to move the venue to their now clean bay, World Sailing would have the power to move it.

 

This can not ever happen again.

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OK thanks. I assumed article I linked calling him an Olympian was correct.

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Belarus team finds athlete quarters an unsanitary disaster, refuse to move in.

Channel Nine news crew from Australia robbed of their camera gear by a transvestite gang. No, didn't make that up.

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I'm going to leave this here and let someone else crush the idealism and naivete of this young woman.

 

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/07/26/stop-trying-ruin-olympics-us/

"I will be traveling to Rio as part of one of the most talented and decorated women’s rowing squads in history. I am incredibly excited for this trip, and this opportunity. I have worked for ten years to get to this point and will continue to work as hard as I can to make the most of this very special and unique opportunity.

 

But all you want to do is talk about sh#t in the water. My request to everyone who is fixated on sh#t in the water: stop. Stop trying to ruin the Olympics for us."

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Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro's picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-off-the-field/rio-olympics-2016-aquatic-olympians-facing-toxic-stew-in-brazil-20160727-gqfbzs.html

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I'm going to leave this here and let someone else crush the idealism and naivete of this young woman.

 

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/07/26/stop-trying-ruin-olympics-us/

"I will be traveling to Rio as part of one of the most talented and decorated womens rowing squads in history. I am incredibly excited for this trip, and this opportunity. I have worked for ten years to get to this point and will continue to work as hard as I can to make the most of this very special and unique opportunity.

But all you want to do is talk about sh#t in the water. My request to everyone who is fixated on sh#t in the water: stop. Stop trying to ruin the Olympics for us."

If she wants to swim and boat in raw sewage, that may be medal-worthy itself. But it probably doesn't have much of an audience. 4chan might be interested in videos of projectile vomiting and diarrhea explosions, though.

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I don't know about the other disciplines, but the serious sailors have been training in the bay for months. They know far more about the conditions than any journo or desk top warrior.

 

I don't suppose sailing near untreated sewage outfalls is any more pleasant than it used to be at Plymouth or the Solent in the 1970s, but somehow we survived back then.

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Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro's picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-off-the-field/rio-olympics-2016-aquatic-olympians-facing-toxic-stew-in-brazil-20160727-gqfbzs.html

 

 

 

......ironic,, that's what the organizers have been doing all along

 

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Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro's picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.

 

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-off-the-field/rio-olympics-2016-aquatic-olympians-facing-toxic-stew-in-brazil-20160727-gqfbzs.html

 

 

 

......ironic,, that's what the organizers have been doing all along

 

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And now Kiwi athlete Jason Lee has fled Brazil to Toronto after a week of police harassment after he reported three Military Police forced him to withdraw money from his ATM's warning him not to report it. He did and began having midnight visits by the police to intimidate him so he fled fearing for his life. Nice place !

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Nothing like murdering the person responsible for cleaning up Guanabara Bay:

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-unsolved-murder-in-rio/

 

And another body floating in Guanabara Bay:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/article-3711766/Rio-Olympics-competitors-warned-mouths-shut-pollution-water.html

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Sounds quite lovely. IOC couldn't find a more stable and safer location, like Syria?

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Sounds quite lovely. IOC couldn't find a more stable and safer location, like Syria?

:(

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Mustang_1 I like the way you think!

 

 

I am puzzled, indeed.

 

How does one sail competitively in polluted waters off Rio, called Guanabara Bay (Bat-pooh Bay)?

 

No doubt the threat of sharks is diminished by the level of solids in the waters.

 

Would any self-respecting great white or other large carnivorous fish survive there for long? I mean, the debris would clog up their breathing systems, wouldn't it?

 

Which means the vulnerable trapeze sailors have no fear of being picked off, but what about the thrill of soaring over wads of whatever which might cling to their persons or equipment and add illegal heaviness to the crew? Or experiencing a "death roll?"

 

This is truly an amazing event and every Olympic official should not consider their job well done unless and until the bay and surrounding waters are laced with Russian anabolic steroids to liven up the scenario!

 

Then they and could rest easy on their new potty chairs, while polishing their butt-plug collections.

 

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All along I was befuddled why the "other" San Diego based sailing news outlet seemed to remain silent about Guanabara Bay, why the editor there ignored my submissions, why he kept promoting positive stories of Guanabara Bay. Then he announced a month ago that he is on US Sailing's payroll and is flying to Rio to do the writing for the US Sailing Olympic Team. I have unfriended the facebook and won't take delivery of the daily newsletter until the Olympics are over. It's disgusting to see someone so biased and not fair when it comes to reporting the news.

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Jeez Glenn, why go back? Why reinforce selfish choices and another butt plug collector. I think we have too much "corporate" mentality today...

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All along I was befuddled why the "other" San Diego based sailing news outlet seemed to remain silent about Guanabara Bay, why the editor there ignored my submissions, why he kept promoting positive stories of Guanabara Bay. Then he announced a month ago that he is on US Sailing's payroll and is flying to Rio to do the writing for the US Sailing Olympic Team. I have unfriended the facebook and won't take delivery of the daily newsletter until the Olympics are over. It's disgusting to see someone so biased and not fair when it comes to reporting the news.

 

An ex Fox news reporter?

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I don't suppose sailing near untreated sewage outfalls is any more pleasant than it used to be at Plymouth or the Solent in the 1970s, but somehow we survived back then.

The waters of the Rio Bay are much warmer and better suited for growth.

Cold waters are not.

 

 

 

And now Kiwi athlete Jason Lee has fled Brazil to Toronto after a week of police harassment after he reported three Military Police forced him to withdraw money from his ATM's warning him not to report it. He did and began having midnight visits by the police to intimidate him so he fled fearing for his life. Nice place !

 

 

Anyone send this to a real news agency for investigation? Are they reporting on this in Canada or NZ? And how did you hear about it?

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All along I was befuddled why the "other" San Diego based sailing news outlet seemed to remain silent about Guanabara Bay, why the editor there ignored my submissions, why he kept promoting positive stories of Guanabara Bay. Then he announced a month ago that he is on US Sailing's payroll and is flying to Rio to do the writing for the US Sailing Olympic Team. I have unfriended the facebook and won't take delivery of the daily newsletter until the Olympics are over. It's disgusting to see someone so biased and not fair when it comes to reporting the news.

Self-Serving Scuttlebutt??

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I don't suppose sailing near untreated sewage outfalls is any more pleasant than it used to be at Plymouth or the Solent in the 1970s, but somehow we survived back then.

The waters of the Rio Bay are much warmer and better suited for growth.

Cold waters are not.

 

 

 

And now Kiwi athlete Jason Lee has fled Brazil to Toronto after a week of police harassment after he reported three Military Police forced him to withdraw money from his ATM's warning him not to report it. He did and began having midnight visits by the police to intimidate him so he fled fearing for his life. Nice place !

 

 

Anyone send this to a real news agency for investigation? Are they reporting on this in Canada or NZ? And how did you hear about it?

 

 

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Launching ramp collapsed at the sailing venue

I would laugh, but there were possibly sailors on it :(

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Make sure you guys watch the Real Sports about the IOC if you've not seen it yet.

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I read in a fairly mainstream news feed that the Brazilians have added 80,000 additional security personnel which prompts me to reflect that jeebers that's a lot of extra security so maybe things will be okay but at the same time why hold the Olympics at a venue where 80,000 additional security are required?

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