2016 olympics
Rio’s Olympic Venues Look Like Hell Just Six Months After the Games

The Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics were never going to go well. Thanks to decades of inequality and urban decay, the city always seemed ill-prepared to host athletes and fans from around the world. So it should come as no surprise that just six months after the games, the very expensive and sparkly venues built for the occasion already look rotten. Read More >>

WHO Rejects Call To Move Olympics Despite Zika, Other Factors

Despite evidence that suggests holding the Olympics in Rio might be the worst idea thanks to the spread of the Zika virus and various economic factors, it seems for now, it’s going to stay. Read More >>

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 >>

Rio’s Slums Might Be Left in Even Worse Shape After the Olympics

The Rio Olympics are just a few months away, and it’s not looking good for the city. The water is still polluted, stadium budgets have been slashed, and a scary virus is frightening athletes and spectators. Now, there’s also growing concern that the Games will be a financial disaster—and the poorest areas of Rio will bear the brunt of this failure. Read More >>