Brazilian soccer star warns: Stay away from Olympics, your life is at risk

  • tj85016

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    May 11, 2016 6:56 PM GMT
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/rivaldo-olympics-1.3573669
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 12, 2016 11:37 AM GMT
    I knew that the IOC was going to be facing these extremely serious problems by selecting a violent, polluted, deeply troubled major city in a deeply polarized, corrupt, and economically troubled country. Definitely not good that is for sure. I hope the IOC is learning a harsh lesson for selecting Rio De Janeiro.
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    May 12, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI knew that the IOC was going to be facing these extremely serious problems by selecting a violent, polluted, deeply troubled major city in a deeply polarized, corrupt, and economically troubled country. Definitely not good that is for sure. I hope the IOC is learning a harsh lesson for selecting Rio De Janeiro.

    Not at all. "Diversity" trumps everything, no matter the consequences. And, I fear they're going to be deadly several times over come Rio. I watch these Games from the safety of my living room.
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    May 12, 2016 5:53 PM GMT
    Violence, Zika virus, polluted water for the swimmers and rowers, the Brazlilian government coming apart at the seams. Ideal place. Of course the Olympics can't, and won't, be canceled at this late stage.

    This may be shaping up to be the worst epic fail in Olympic Games history. Who made this site choice? Like the international soccer scandal, did a lot of illegal money pass hands?
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    May 12, 2016 8:08 PM GMT
    knew that the IOC was going to be facing these extremely serious problems by selecting a violent, polluted, deeply troubled major city in a deeply polarized, corrupt, and economically troubled country


    Don't worry, in 25 years they'll all be like that.

  • Apparition

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    May 12, 2016 9:46 PM GMT
    sadly i think they will look back in a couple of decades and say. THERE, that is where the zika virus could have been stopped from spreading everywhere...

    Just like the hatian blood banks with HIV
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 13, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
    Rio De Janeiro is still pinning its urban revitalization hopes on the success of the 2016 summer Olympics. By the looks of things, it is still a city in serious urban crisis. It is wracked by violent crime, it is plagued by political corruption, it's urban infrastructure is outdated, inadequate, and broken down, it's air and water pollution is lethal. How can hosting a huge, costly, international event help this city get hold of its serious problems is just pure fantasy.
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    May 13, 2016 1:37 PM GMT
    the Olympics always seems driven to some hell hole or another. Remember the mighty 2014 Sochi Olympic games. Starving stray dogs fighting over barbecuing dog on the spit
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  • Fireworkz

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    May 13, 2016 2:23 PM GMT
    I went to Rio last year it seemed fine to me.
    Obviously Brazil will roll out there military to safeguard the people like they did for the world cup.

    There is gun violence in America all the time, that doesn't deter people from going there so why should it be different for Brazil?


    The problem isn't from the locals it is from what happens if there is a political coup. There is a lot of unrest there but it looks like it will be mostly peaceful.

  • Fireworkz

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    May 13, 2016 2:25 PM GMT
    As for the Zika virus it seems to have disappeared from the news
    just like swine flu did and bird flu.

    More disease scare mongering making money for pharmaceuticals.
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    May 13, 2016 2:30 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said ... did a lot of illegal money pass hands?


    Ya think?
  • Fireworkz

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    May 13, 2016 2:43 PM GMT
    pellaz saidthe Olympics always seems driven to some hell hole or another. Remember the mighty 2014 Sochi Olympic games. Starving stray dogs fighting over barbecuing dog on the spit



    Erm the last Olympics was in London, before that it was in Beijing.
    Hardly hell holes. The London Olympics was one of the best ever done (I may be biased).

    I wouldn't call Sydney or Mexico hell holes either. Were you referring to Atlanta? Surely it's not that bad.


    Before Sochi the winter olympics were in Europe, Japan and Canada.

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    May 13, 2016 3:03 PM GMT
    Fireworkz said...The London Olympics was one of the best ever done...
    I would expect this from a world class city.
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    May 13, 2016 7:03 PM GMT
    Fireworkz saidAs for the Zika virus it seems to have disappeared from the news
    just like swine flu did and bird flu.

    More disease scare mongering making money for pharmaceuticals.

    HUH? I know you can't be serious, and so will you once you do a simple search for Zika and see all the news that's come up on it over the last few hours, both good and bad.
    This thing is a big problem, and it's NOT going away.
  • Fireworkz

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    May 14, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
    MGINSD said
    Fireworkz saidAs for the Zika virus it seems to have disappeared from the news
    just like swine flu did and bird flu.

    More disease scare mongering making money for pharmaceuticals.

    HUH? I know you can't be serious, and so will you once you do a simple search for Zika and see all the news that's come up on it over the last few hours, both good and bad.
    This thing is a big problem, and it's NOT going away.



    In the UK there's been almost no news coverage over the Zika virus which suggests that it really is nothing to worry about.
    All our athletes are talking about going to the Olympics and are looking forward to it. There was more coverage when avian flu and swine flu was going on and that turned out to be nothing.


    No one has died from the Zika virus which tells you all you need to know.

    I find american news coverage to be too sensationalist you guys love to have something to be afraid about. There have been zero deaths from Zika