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Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:03:24 AM »

... can they pull it off? The first ever games
set in South America ... their President is
being impeached ... hoast city in turmoil and
near-bankrupt ... ZIKA ... YAI,YAI,YAI!


AMID CRISIS, RIO GOV. WARNS OLYMPICS
COULD BE 'BIG FAILURE'

BY JENNY BARCHFIELD  JUNE 2

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Rio de Janeiro's acting governor warned Monday that the Olympic Games could be a "big failure," because of budget shortfalls that threaten to compromise security and mobility during the games.

In an interview with Rio's O Globo daily, Francisco Dornelles said the state is still awaiting a 2.9 billion Brazilian real ($860 million) payout from the federal government aimed at shoring up state coffers ahead of the Aug. 5-21 event. The funds were allocated last week but have not yet reached the state, and Dornelles warned that without them, police patrols may grind to a halt by the end of the week, for lack of gas money.

"How are people going to feel protected in a city without security," Dornelles was quoted as asking.

"I'm optimistic about the games, but I have to show reality," he said. "We can have a great Olympics, but if some steps aren't taken, it can be a big failure."

"What a disaster. The security
crisis is very serious."


√ CONTINUE: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OLY_RIO_BROKE_RIO?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-27-10-28-10
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2016, 10:12:07 AM »

As the Olympics Near, Brazil and Rio Let the Bad Times Roll
By JOE NOCERA JUNE 24, 2016

"The Games begin in six weeks,
but nobody is partying anymore."


√ READ HERE: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/25/sports/olympics/as-the-olympics-near-brazil-and-rio-let-the-bad-times-roll.html
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2016, 10:24:29 AM »
"Zika, pollution, political turmoil, muggings,
doping, floating corpses among concerns"


Officials warn that U.S. travelers
to Rio Olympics face hack risk

Kevin Johnson, 8:05 a.m. EDT June 28, 2016

“When you travel abroad, assume that
your personal information will be breached.’’


WASHINGTON — If Zika, political instability and contaminated water weren’t enough, U.S. intelligence officials are warning Americans traveling to the August Olympic Games in Rio and other destinations abroad that proprietary information stored on electronic devices is at high risk for theft by spies and cyber criminals who are increasingly targeting global events as troughs rich in valuable intelligence.

The program, "Know the Risk; Raise Your Shield,'' warns in part that foreign security services and criminals are tracking visitors' movements through their mobile phones and are able to control such things as internal microphones remotely, often without the users' knowledge.

√ CONTINUE: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/28/olympics-hacking-rio/86296084/
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2016, 07:33:40 PM »

... viral pic.   :o

Brazilian police greet tourists with
'Welcome to Hell' sign at Rio airport




http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/brazil-rio-police-welcome-to-hell-tourists-olympics-a7108091.html
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2016, 08:12:46 PM »
... Must See Photos! They have A LONG WAY TO GO!
Almost nothing is ready for action!

ARE WE GONNA HAVE AN OLYMPICS THIS YEAR?

EXCLUSIVE: Just five weeks until the Olympics
and this is Rio - building debris everywhere,
an unfinished subway, the stench of sewage in
the air (not to mention rampant Zika virus)

  * Olympic Games start in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on August 5 - just 37 days away - but venues are far from ready
  * Daily Mail Online visited series of locations where sports will be played in front of millions of spectators
  * But only one of the new buildings ordered for the Games is complete and facilities are still under construction
  * Crucial subway link will only be completed four days before the Opening Ceremony
  * American athletes change location for final practice for games and some will even go to Argentina to train
  * Games already have threat of Zika and big names including Jason Day and LeBron James staying away
  * Brazil is facing crisis of impeached president and massive pile of debt which has hung over preparations
  * Up to a quarter of all seats could be empty because huge number of tickets are unsold - and unaffordable to locals
    By SHEKHAR   BHATIA IN RIO DE JANIERO, FOR DAILYMAIL.COM   28 June 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3663080/Just-month-Olympics-Rio-2016-scaffolding-debris-unfinished-subway-stench-sewage-air-venue-venue-construction-s-without-taking-Zika-account.html
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2016, 08:36:11 AM »

... jeeezzz! What a f'n MESS!

HERE COMES d' TORCH!


Rio 2016: Olympic torch skirts riots and drug gang clashes in host city
Relay involving mayor is forced to divert with police using pepper spray and
rubber bullets to clear a path through protests


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Some 85,000 police, soldiers and security personnel are being deployed in Rio, more than double the amount in London in 2012, to deter both violent street crime and the threat of attacks by extremists.

√ SHORT VIDEO: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/04/rio-2016-olympic-torch-skirts-riots-and-drug-gang-clashes-in-host-city
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2016, 09:53:41 AM »
... jeeezzz! What a f'n MESS!

HERE COMES d' TORCH!


Rio 2016: Olympic torch skirts riots and drug gang clashes in host city
Relay involving mayor is forced to divert with police using pepper spray and
rubber bullets to clear a path through protests


√ SHORT VIDEO: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/04/rio-2016-olympic-torch-skirts-riots-and-drug-gang-clashes-in-host-city

Mr. Jackson, two years ago there are gangs, organized crime and there is no trouble on soccer World cup in Brazil. Don`t worry be happy.  :D

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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2016, 09:57:13 AM »
^^^

... I hope you are right! I like the Olympics,
it is one of the very few things I would
tune in to watch on TV ... or YouTube. But
it is just one horror story after another.
 :(
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2016, 10:14:16 AM »
^^^

... I hope you are right! I like the Olympics,
it is one of the very few things I would
tune in to watch on TV ... or YouTube. But
it is just one horror story after another.
 :(

We will see in finals in basketball.  :D

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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2016, 07:40:23 AM »


... here we go ... the opening ceremony tonight.

KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!


Rio Olympics opening ceremony highlights Brazil, environment
MAURICIO SAVARESE   Aug. 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There's nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe — and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American nation proudly showcases its traditions and environmental wonders.

Millions of television viewers from around the world are expected to watch the three-hour ceremony Friday night, which comes as the country is reeling from political and economic turmoil.

Since the event won't able to avoid the issues that are gripping Brazil — a president facing impeachment, a deep recession and environmental threats — organizers made sure that global warming and the environment, especially the country's magnificent Amazon rainforest, are important parts of the Olympic opening ceremony.

√ CONTINUE: http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/7f557efd2ca7442da04c2fd9624508a9/rio-olympics-opening-ceremony-highlights-brazil-environment
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2016, 01:39:07 PM »

... after a boring, unwatchable opening ceremony,
hyping the NWO hoax, 'climate change' ... and a
bizarre 'diversity-in-a-vagina' something ...
our 3rd-World-First Muslim President had this
to say ... LOL!

HE NEVER GIVES UP!


Obama: Team USA Shows US ‘Sets The Gold Standard’
Because ‘We’re Nation of Immigrants’ With
Strength In Diversity and Unity

IAN HANCHETT   6 Aug 2016

During Saturday’s Weekly Address, President Obama said:
 “Team USA reminds the world why America always sets the gold
standard: We’re a nation of immigrants that finds strength in
our diversity and unity in our national pride.”

√ BLAH, BLAH, BLAH: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/08/06/obama-team-usa-shows-us-sets-the-gold-standard-because-were-nation-of-immigrants-with-strength-in-diversity-and-unity/
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2016, 01:46:07 PM »
... crazy muslims harassing Israeli atheletes:

Lebanese Olympics team stops
Israelis from boarding shared bus

Sailor Udi Gal, a member of Israel's Olympics delegation,
says members of the Lebanese delegation refused to let
the Israelis ride the bus with them to the Maracana stadium,
where the opening ceremony was to take place.


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“The 2016 Olympics – a disgrace!!” wrote Gal in a Facebook post. “(When) Israel’s Olympic delegation got ready to board the bus for the opening ceremony, it turned out the bus was shared with the Lebanese delegation. Once the members of the Lebanese delegation realized they were (sharing the bus) with the Israeli delegation, they asked the driver to close the door, with their delegation leader heading (the effort)... The bus driver opened the door, but this time the head of the Lebanese delegation blocked the entrance with his body. The organizers tried to prevent an international incident and sent us aside to a special (vehicle).”

Al-Manar broadcaster: “The Israelis were sent away from the bus because normalization (with Israel) is not to be had in any form, and because the Lebanese identity (is that of) resistance. Be proud to be Lebanese.”

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4838006,00.html
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2016, 06:41:24 PM »


  I'm watching the Olympics---WOMENS VOLLEYBALL.  THE USA IS PLAYING PUERTO RICO. I'm thinking these jerks are suppose to be a territory of the USA and at the Olympics they are a country.  I would bet that the USA is paying for their athletes to be in Rio BECAUSE OUR POLITICIANS ARE STUPID.
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2016, 10:51:33 PM »
... this story about Ryan Lochte is
BLOWING UP ... BigTime! ...
:o

What robbery? Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte's wallet
was detected in X-ray scan AFTER he claims it was seized at
gunpoint as officers launch probe into star's dramatic hold-up story

   * Police arrived to the Olympic Village on Wednesday to seize the passports
of Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen
   * The two men are under investigation for allegedly lying about the robbery
they claimed happened Sunday in Rio
   * The swim team had already moved out of the Village but Feigen may still
be in Brazil while Lochte flew home to the US on Tuesday
   * The judge's order came after seeing video obtained by DailyMail.com of
the laughing men returning to the Village after the robbery
   * Investigators claim that the X-ray machine at the Village showed
the men were in possession of all belongings they said were stolen on Sunday
   * The video footage also seems to show both Feigen and Gunnar Bentz carrying
what look to be wallets when they return to the Village
   * The two men will now be investigated for the false communication of a crime,
which carries a maximum sentence of three years in jail in Brazil
      By MATT ROPER / RUTH STYLES / BEN ASHFORD / and CHRIS SPARGO  - 17 August 2016

√ READ HERE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3745412/Day-late-swimmer-short-Judge-orders-Ryan-Lochte-remain-Rio-questioning-robbery-case-no-evidence-crime-US.html

ALSO ~>Olympics-Brazil police stop US swimmers from boarding flight home

by Reuters Thursday, 18 August 2016

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Federal police in Brazil stopped U.S. Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger from boarding a flight to the United States at Rio de Janeiro's international airport on Wednesday, O Globo newspaper reported on its Web site. The swimmers were taken off the plane for questioning, the newspaper said.

http://news.trust.org/item/20160818012935-utx7p
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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 08:21:06 PM »
We will see in finals in basketball.  :D

I told you see you in the Basketball Finals   8)

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Re: Rio de Janeiro Olympics
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2016, 11:44:05 PM »