500 Days Before Rio Olympics And Brazil Can’t Clean Water Sports Site

When Rio de Janeiro was bidding for the 2016 Olympics, the city promised to cleanup the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay. Since the Bay will be the venue for sailing and windsurfing events, the cleanup is sort of important. But while International Olympic Committee officials insist the waterway will be cleaned in time for the 2016 games, just 500 days away, Rio’s mayor says otherwise.

Mayor Eduardo Paes says the cleanup should have been achieved, calling the failure a “wasted opportunity,” adding “as a Rio resident, I think it’s a shame.” Looking at these pictures we’d have to agree.

The 1948 Olympic Games in London
10k timelapse of Rio de Janeiro
Extreme walk over Rio de Janeiro

via Yahoo and The Vancouver Sun

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