Rio
  • In the neon green waters around the site of the future Olympic Park, the average fecal pollution rate is 78 times that of the Brazilian government's "satisfactory" limit.

    Polluted water surrounds the site of the Olympic Park as it is built in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Nearly 70 percent of the city’s sewage goes untreated, meaning runoff from Rio’s many slums and poor neighborhoods drain into waters soon to host many of the world’s best athletes during the 2016 Summer Games.
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:58 AM EST
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  • This April 11, 2013 photo shows the Olympic Park under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With financial backing for the 2106 Olympics drying up, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship money to cover any budget shortfall and avoid a government bailout.

    With public money for the 2016 Olympics getting tougher to find, Brazilian organizers are scrambling to raise record amounts of local sponsorship revenue to cover any budget shortfall.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 07, 2013, 10:27 AM EST
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