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How Olympians Can Survive Swimming in Sewage

Rio’s water is vile — full of raw sewage and dead bodies — and later this week, humanity’s top athletes will plunge into this hellish stew for a jolly ol’ international sporting competition. Read More >>

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This Might Be the Reason Why Rio Can’t Clean its Shitty Water for the Olympics

It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio’s rubbish-strewn, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialised in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more years to complete. A new investigation offers a very simple hypothesis for why the water stayed dirty: someone stole the money. Read More >>