Day: August 2, 2016

Olym-Picking the Top Stories in Rio

Breaking down the 2016 Summer Olympics


1. The State of Brazil in 2016

This is a tough one to talk about, but Brazil in 2016 is in a bad, bad place. While the Olympics are a major sporting achievement for the best of the best, the host nations for these events are often the worst of the worst (See Sochi Winter Games). Unfortunately, Rio Brazil is no exception. Among worrying reports of suspected terrorism, violent crimes, and the Zika Virus all running rampant around the country, conditions are expected to be horrible. One report suggests that swimmers will literally be swimming in human feces, and another says swimmers only need to swallow three teaspoons of water to contract a virus. How the hell was Rio selected to host this event? This seems like a disaster on all levels. Of course, we wish the best for all athletes and spectators, but the odds will not be in anyones favor as they live in this country the next few weeks.

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