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8 Reasons Why Rio May Have Been a Bad Choice For the Olympics

Jeff Mills | 4 Aug 2016 14:20
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The Olympics are a time of year that we see the best athletes from around the world compete for the title of World Champion in their particular event. We have two Olympic events that cycle every two years, the Winter and Summer Olympics. Right now, starting tomorrow, the 2016 Summer Olympics is going to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But, as we've seen in recent news, Rio may have been a bad choice. Rio is and has had a longtime issue of poverty, crime and pollution of all kinds. Organized gangs still run the streets alongside either corrupt and/or oppressive police. Given these problems, it's not exactly demonstrating it can be the safest venue to hold the international event.

Here are eight reasons, so far, that Rio may have been a bad choice to host the Olympics this year.

If you know of any others, feel free to let us know in the comment section!

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Chinese athlete robbed of luggage at Rio 2016 after being victim of hoax drunk

Chinese Olympian Shi Donpeng was having a bit of gastrointestinal issues once he arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 110-meter hurdles event only to encounter one of the more organized ways of stealing from someone:

According to the International Sport Press Association (AIPS), the man then vomited over Shi, who went to clean himself up while the cameraman chased the man out of the hotel.

When they returned, all of the cameraman's equipment had been stolen, as well as baggage belonging to both men.

Surveillance footage showed that they had been the victims of a cleverly organised professional job in which they had been distracted by the apparent drunk.

The games haven't even begun yet and it's not off to a very good start.

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