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Yeah, I'm looking forward to hearing about all the diseases our Olympians who have to swim in Rio's waters develop. Buzzfeed had a nice topic about it - hookworm and Hep A await! And the local fire department stole Team Australia's Zika protecting shirts yesterday during the fire alarm in their lodging....the games haven't even started and it promises to go so well for Rio.
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Summer Olympics is fail Olympic no ice hockey.
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What are they going to do about the water on the coast of RIO. Hopefully they have cleaned up the sewage.
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I don't see anything but a disappointment coming out of it.. safety, security, and cleanliness all seem to be lacking.
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Posted 8/2/16

Ranwolf wrote:

Summer Olympics is fail Olympic no ice hockey.


You have to wait until Pyeongchang 2018.
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I wish there was some baseball at the Olympics.

Also, I guess I'm the only one getting ignored like always.
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I remembering following hockey in the 2010 Olympics. I don't follow hockey, but I remember the gold medal game being damn epic.

Pretty sure some of us are still salty over that.
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RavingDragon wrote:

Not to mention that the waterways used for swimming are grossly contaminated with human waste and garbage. The athletes chances of becoming violently ill from swimming are 100%.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016-water-pollution-virus-risk-danger-swimming-sailing-rowing-chance-of-infection-almost-a7165866.html


wow wtf, if anyone actually swims in that they kinda deserve everything they get.
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bobland wrote:

I remembering following hockey in the 2010 Olympics. I don't follow hockey, but I remember the gold medal game being damn epic.

Pretty sure some of us are still salty over that.


Not us Canadians, we took both Men and Women's hockey and we took gold in Men and women's in Russia. And we'll take gold again in Korea. Cause Ice hockey is the only winter sport and indeed only international sport that matters aside from Fencing and Judo ya know.
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Yeah, I'm gonna say the people that got banned from these games are the real winners. Talk about dodging a bullet.
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Akage-chan wrote:
And the local fire department stole Team Australia's Zika protecting shirts yesterday during the fire alarm in their lodging.


What the actual fuck? They really did that to an Olympic team? Way to go Rio.... The Olympics are supposed to be a place and time where all nations can come together and do something in harmony for once every few years, not a place or time where you show off the idiocy of your countrypeople. I hope that they actually get punished for doing that.
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You know, I'm not a sports fan at all, but normally I look forward to the Olympics, Winter and Summer, in one way or another, and am actually excited to watch or follow some events. I was even a bit pumped to watch and follow the Rio Olympics from the commercials that I saw for it while at work. But now after hearing about all of the negative things coming out of it, I'm not even remotely interested in it and am not even sure if I want to visit Rio at any time in my life, which I did want to before. Way to go, Rio....
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All i can say is "AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm7oX1yCFU0

I might actually watch some of the olympics now.
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Anbu3000 wrote:

What are they going to do about the water on the coast of RIO. Hopefully they have cleaned up the sewage.


They haven't. Watch the video, it's only a minute long and pretty much explains the basics of the article easily, and read the article to get a better understanding of what's going on. Rio promised a billion-dollar investment to clean up the waterways when it bid for the Olympics to be there, yet they have still to fulfill that promise. Disgusting....
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BlackRose0607 wrote:

What the actual fuck? They really did that to an Olympic team? Way to go Rio.... The Olympics are supposed to be a place and time where all nations can come together and do something in harmony for once every few years, not a place or time where you show off the idiocy of your countrypeople. I hope that they actually get punished for doing that.


Here you go -


http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/36953558


The theft is mentioned about halfway down the article. Happened on July 29, so I was off a couple days (only read about it yesterday).
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