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05-03-2016 02:21 PM
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(05-03-2016 02:21 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/03/sport/...h-arrival/

The torch has arrived in Brasil.

They'd better be careful it doesn't light Guanabara Bay on fire.
05-03-2016 03:06 PM
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They better hope it doesn't set fire to half the favelas. Geez, they couldn't have held the Olympics in Sao Paulo, Salvador, Belo Horizonte or Brasilia? Rio has the scenery and tourist traps but there are far more places suitable to hold the Olympics.
05-03-2016 04:17 PM
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You're going about this all wrong. The Olympic committee just has to add a couple of new games (like they do most years). For example, there's no reason why "build your own stadium" can't be a game along with "competitive cleaning up the general area." The cleanup game is basically the summer version of curling. Maybe it's just me, but I don't see what the big deal is.
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Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Santiago, Caracas, Manaus (so they could actually make use of that bleeping stadium they built for the World Cup alone), Cartegena, etc... all would have been better options than Rio if they wanted to go to South America.
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To be honest, at first I thought Rio was a decent choice for the games. I figured the Brazilian's would put their infrastructure together better than they had.

Heck, I also thought this might be one of those years where they do stuff over a more spread out area (such as to some of those cities you named C2) but Brazil gets the "named location" recognition.
05-05-2016 11:54 AM
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This is the problem with people. They love going to cities they can party in and ignore the rest. I can't name many places worse than Miami (not Beach), New Orleans, Vegas and Hollywood once you get past the novelty of the tourist traps that people enjoy going to for a weekend.

Rio sucks beyond the scenery. I'm also okay with someone enjoying the beach, though I've heard rumors of fecal matter in the water being an issue.

FYI, many of the women that come there and prosti--err, I mean hang around places like Copacabana and for Carnival are from all over Brazil and not just Rio. That's why the jury is still out for me on the women of Rio.
05-05-2016 02:00 PM
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(05-05-2016 02:00 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Rio sucks beyond the scenery. I'm also okay with someone enjoying the beach, though I've heard rumors of fecal matter in the water being an issue.

Not rumors!

Quote:In 75% of the samples taken at the Olympic lake, the number of fecal coliforms exceeded Brazil’s legal limit for “secondary contact,” such as boating or rowing – in two samples spiking to over 10 times the accepted level. The Marina da Gloria venue exceeded the limit only once, while at Rio’s most popular tourist beach, Ipanema, fecal coliforms tested at three times the acceptable level in a single sample.

Just so we're clear, fecal coliform is basically the smoking gun for poop in the water.
05-05-2016 02:17 PM
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Rio is gross but hey, you can boink brainless curvy women.
05-06-2016 04:00 AM
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