New York Times
FROM John Branch
Olympic games begin, but Rio’s bay still filled with sewage Rivers that traverse in and around Rio de Janeiro pour the sewage and trash of millions into Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailors will compete in this summer’s Olympic Games. Nearby famous Copacabana Beach, at the lip of the bay, will host the open water swimming and triathlon competitions. When Rio made its bid for the games, the Olympic Committee promised to clean up Guanabara Bay. So far, it’s an empty promise.
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