Welcome To Rio: Olympic Village Catches Fire, Athletes Robbed, & Water “Teeming With Dangerous Viruses”

Source: Zero Hedge

As the Olympic Games are set to get underway in Rio de Janeiro, the host country is experiencing a couple of “minor glitches.”  Already reports have come in of gas leaks in athlete rooms (rooms which the Australians have labeled “uninhabitable”), athletes being robbed, a collapse of the main boat ramp intended for use in sailing competitions and a minor problem with water quality which an AP study found to be “contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria.

On the water issue, The Associated Press commissioned a 16-month study on the waterways of Rio which revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from pollution and untreated human sewage.  In fact, the AP’s tests revealed that Copacabana Beach, where the marathon and triathlon swimming are to be held and thousands of tourists are likely to take a dip, exceeded California’s limit for fecal coliforms (aka poop) by 5x over 13 months of testing.  In addition, tests found that infectious adenovirus readings turned up at nearly 90 percent of the test sites over 16 months of testing.  Dr. Valerie Harwood, Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida, reflected on the test results:

 “That’s a very, very, very high percentage.  Seeing that level of human pathogenic virus is pretty much unheard of in surface waters in the U.S.  You would never, ever see these levels because we treat our waste water. You just would not see this.”

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6 thoughts on “Welcome To Rio: Olympic Village Catches Fire, Athletes Robbed, & Water “Teeming With Dangerous Viruses”

  1. Pingback: Welcome To Rio: Olympic Village Catches Fire, Athletes Robbed, & Water “Teeming With Dangerous Viruses” — The Most Revolutionary Act – ngsecurityforum

  2. Good!! I hope the entire spectacle gets blown up or slides into the Atlantic, with everyone on board! With the sad state of this world, what a hypocritical display this piece of shit is. And yet, for the next two weeks, these low-life assholes will pretend the world is utopia of peace, prosperity and happiness. There should be a hell!

    And then there are the struggling, disenfranchised people, who have been shit on so this capitalist-corporate bullshit could take place. It’s a travesty, plain and simple. And here, the assholes are more worried about the athletes than the poor people there, typical and disgusting!

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    • For me the ultimate disgrace is the government’s decision to quit paying doctors and teachers owing to the expense of hiring additional security for the Olympics. Can you imagine being a tourist in Brazil, getting sick and being unable to access medical care?

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      • No more than I can imagine being a resident in the slums and unable to access medical care. The poor people of Brazil matter more right now than tourists and athletes. The tourists and athletes can leave and get help elsewhere.

        I know you realize this as well! In fact, it was a video series from your blog that made me aware of these people’s plight.

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  3. In my experience, it’s always poor and working people who suffer whenever a country agrees to host the Olympics. It’s usually only a few wealthy elites who profit – a clear wealth transfer from the working people who suffer wage cuts and service cutbacks. The only good thing about the Brazil Olympics is they haven’t been able to disguise the fact this time.

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