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01-29-2016, 09:56 PM #1
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O has been telling me news about these upcoming Olympics
so i thought i would add some of the articles and info she sent me

this can be a sort of watch thread, if ppl are interested..

it is not a good situation there!

'The Rio Olympics are a mess 7 months before the opening ceremony'

İmage

'This July 27, 2015 aerial photo shows the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An Associated Press analysis of water quality found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage ..'

'The 2016 Summer Olympics kicks off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro — but with less than seven months until the Opening Ceremony, a slew of problems still show no signs of improvement.

Will Connors had a good, if troubling, piece in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday laying out the concerns in Rio.'

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-spo...li=BBnbfcL

Thanks to O for all the info!

Just Plain Nuts.
01-29-2016, 10:00 PM #2
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video from article:

'A 2016 Rio Olympics water venue is full of human waste and teeming with viruses — here's a video of what it looks like'


http://www.businessinsider.com/rio-de-ja...windowsapp

'One year before the Rio 2016 Olympic games, three bodies of water slated to be used for water sports have been found to be dangerously filthy. Scientists have found bacteria and viruses in the water "roughly equivalent to raw sewage."

Just Plain Nuts.
01-29-2016, 10:02 PM #3
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Ex-sailing CEO: I was fired for trying to move Rio event:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Peter Sowrey tried to change the venue, or at least have a "B plan" but says "I was told to gag myself on the subject."

http://www.whdh.com/story/31060391/ex-sa...-rio-event

Just Plain Nuts.
01-29-2016, 10:04 PM #4
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'As Brazil Olympics near, viruses linked to human sewage found in water at very high levels'

İmage

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic sailor Erik Heil floated a novel idea to protect himself from the sewage-infested waters he and other athletes will compete in during next year's games: He'd wear plastic overalls and peel them off when he was safely past the contaminated waters nearest shore.

Heil, 26, was treated at a Berlin hospital for MRSA, a flesh-eating bacteria, shortly after sailing in an Olympic test event in Rio in August. But his strategy to avoid a repeat infection won't limit his risk.'

http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ss...iruse.html

Just Plain Nuts.
01-29-2016, 10:08 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Has O lost interest in posting? I mean, damn... we've all known each other for years. Get 'er on here CC chuckle.gif

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01-29-2016, 10:08 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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The Zika virus outbreak is not helping either, but plenty of countries have hosted the Olympics with similar economic hardships and environmental problems. I bet Brazil is hated on maybe because it's a BRIC country?

Don't worry, all the problems will get all swept up and hid behind nice shiny walls so that the main sponsors (McD. and Coca-cola) won't get upset.
01-29-2016, 10:11 PM #7
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it is all very horrific!

i didnt realize how bad it was til i read those..

if i were an athlete i would be uhoh.gif to death about competing..

wow..

Just Plain Nuts.
01-29-2016, 11:02 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I smell a boycott in the works.
Oh hells no.

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01-29-2016, 11:27 PM #9
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but to risk getting a RE- infection of the flesh eating virus..?
that is insane, for a medal.. well hell for any reason!

how did they choose such a place in that condition to hold the games?

Just Plain Nuts.
01-30-2016, 08:44 PM #10
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(01-29-2016, 10:08 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Has O lost interest in posting? I mean, damn... we've all known each other for years. Get 'er on here CC chuckle.gif

it's not that i've lost interest...it's more that i seem to have some kind of block about responding.

almost like a panic attack but weirder, lol.

i keep wanting to post but then...i just don't

'tis very strange...

for example, i felt bad when you and octo were glad to see me the other day [re: x-files] and i dint say anything.

i'm hoping to make use of the 'off-topic thread'...sometime...

maybe...lol



meanwhile, i do love you guys muchly, eh cheers.gif
01-30-2016, 08:55 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:42,813 Threads:1,472 Joined:Feb 2011
Hey don't worry about it.

There's a time for everything, eh? cheers.gif
01-30-2016, 08:56 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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hug.gif Don't be shy! We all go back a long way, no pressure! Seriously!

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01-31-2016, 10:30 AM #13
Electric shock Incognito Anonymous
 
the rio mascots..one looks like a cat and the other asparagus?

İmage
01-31-2016, 01:55 PM #14
Octo Mother Superior
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Or is it a cat and hops? hmm.gif
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01-31-2016, 08:52 PM #15
Electric shock Incognito Anonymous
 
doh. it is



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