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How Much Has to Happen Before U.S. Says “No” to Rio?

How Much Has to Happen Before U.S. Says “No” to Rio?

by Amy Lignor

 

You cannot ask the athletes. They deserve to go. They have worked so hard; they have dreams they have fought for, and the Olympic stage is THE elite stage they have longed to horrific health issues, Zika-viris, national emergency, athletes willing to risk infection, lies & treachery, Rio Olympic Gamesget to. But…would it really be that hard (not to cancel), but to simply postpone the Olympics until the athletes’ health can be deemed safe?

The U.S. could “scream” for a postponement. Would it matter? Would the games go on? Yes, most likely, and other countries will simply be silent (apparently) about the problems that come hand-in-hand with this disgusting Rio experience. To keep one up on the news, the water situation has become even worse, if that’s humanly possible. Even ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” are taking action, and trying to bring the liars to light when it comes to these horrific health issues that no one seems to be changing.

The Zika-virus outbreak is causing our CDC to blanch at the prospects that the disease could infect millions and will be brought back to the U.S. borders by athletes who just wanted to compete. Even the World Health Organization has publicly declared that the Zika outbreak from the disgusting water is a national emergency, while Brazil’s sports minister set forth a statement regarding how his government was committed to ensuring that the games take place in an atmosphere of “security and tranquility.” Oddly enough, not in a “healthy” atmosphere. (Just a reminder: Tranquility is also a term given “in death.”)

 

WHO says they have no good screening test to protect the blood supply, which means if a pregnant or fertile woman gets exposed to Zika transfusion may be impossible. There is no vaccine as of yet, and no way to kill the mosquitoes carrying the virus. If the games were postponed six to nine months, these things could be found.

 

Scheduled to begin this August, better control over the Zika virus by then looks more than iffy. Of course athletes are willing to risk infection for an Olympic gold medal, but the athletes are not the only ones who will be there. Fans aplenty go to the Olympics and then RETURN home with whatever souvenir they may have gotten. And this virus is one souvenir that may not be able to be stopped once spread.

 

Rio’s Olympic waters are heavily polluted with human sewage, and what boggles the mind is that in its bid for the Olympics, Rio vowed to clean up the city’s water and provide improved sewage sanitation. Officials have now dropped the lies and acknowledged that the vow they made will not be carried out. A new sewage facility has been built at the Marina da Glória, where Olympic sailing events will be held, but there is far more work to be done if good health is to be provided.

 

And that’s not even all the problems that exist. There are major concerns regarding the infrastructure where the games will be held. Some say there is no way that will be ready on time either. Only 10% (reported in May) of 56 Olympic constructions, overlay and energy projects were even finished. Now, Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes announced all Olympic venues would be delivered on time for the games, which is a feat he referred to as “a miracle.” He cannot say that for the water.

 

Add to this the economic crisis in Brazil, a country facing its worst recession since the 1930s.

All budgets, including that of the Olympics, are being slashed. Olympic organizers are trying to find cash, looking to cut approximately $530 million (U.S.) from the $1.9 billion operating budget. Cuts include reducing food and travel costs for Olympic officials, but at one point Brazil organizers were actually thinking of charging athletes for air conditioning.

 

Now, add on the political problems. The impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (reported by The Associated Press) has been screamed for by protesters. A congressional committee is considering the impeachment based on Rousseff allegedly violating budget laws to increase spending during her 2014 re-election campaign.

 

And if you want a little corruption added into this really bad movie, several major Brazilian construction firms who are responsible for the majority of Olympic infrastructure projects, have been implicated in the scandal that has become the Rio Olympic Games.

 

In other words, from lies to treachery; from deceit to the worst issue – the harm that WILL come to athletes if competing – Rio has already proven that they will be the worst possible Olympic Games ever to be played.

Source:  Baret News

 

 

 

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