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    Rio Olympics 2016

    Which Olympics was it where there were toilets in the rooms at the athletes' village, but no actual barriers around them? Like they'd have to do their business in full view of roommates.

    This sounds even worse than that. The Olympic committee should be ashamed.
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    Re: Rio Olympics 2016

    Wasn't that China?
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    Re: Rio Olympics 2016

    Sochi ?
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    Re: Rio Olympics 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Tilden View Post
    And now there are entire national teams that are boycotting the Olympic village because there are leaking water pipes and exposed electrical wiring, the combination of which is naturally quite worrisome. Not to mention that the rooms appear to have beds and that's about it. Oh, yeah, and the toilets apparently aren't working either.
    I heard they smell gas in the buildings.
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    Re: Rio Olympics 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by momrek06 View Post
    Isn't that gross..disgusting, and even though the village is a total mess, I bet the people living on the streets of Rio would love it...
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    The saddest part is that RIO has known since 2009 .... OMG.

    The complaints coming out of RIO are awful.


    From WIKI:
    The Brazilian Olympic Committee chose Rio de Janeiro as its bidding city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, during its Annual Assembly on September 1, 2006. This was the city's first bid that proceeded to the Candidature phase, after three failed attempts to host the Games in 1936, 2004 and 2012. The lengthy and intensive bidding process was concluded with the election of Rio de Janeiro as the host city during the 121st IOC Session, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on October 2, 2009. It will be the first city in South America to host the Games.
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    Sounds like a real mess.

    With that level of competence, it is my fear that they will not have sufficient security either.

    That would be devastating. I don't know that any of us could handle more bad news.
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    Re: Rio Olympics 2016

    Olympic swimmer advised to keep their mouths closed while swimming in the river. At some point you have to ask yourself if a gold medal is really worth it. Battlebots is off for a few weeks because of the Olympics... maybe it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if the Olympics got cancelled?


    WARNING: Gross subject matter in article, content may be disturbing
    Rio Olympics competitors warned to 'keep their mouths shut' because of water pollution | Daily Mail Online
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    That content in the link is just too much, why would you even want to go in that water. I agree Badseed, no medal is worth that!!
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