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Here we go...

Just trying to tell Tony not to bite at BRwhatevers bait.

I have know idea how these guys can see into the future...wish I could, then I'll ask for the winning Lotto numbers!

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Rio may fail to be the best games ever, but for sure Rio will achieve some better things than London in certains aspects. Maybe few, maybe more.

Just get used to the idea if (probably) Rio does not surpass London in 2016 as best the games ever, Tokyo will in 2020.

I tend to disagree.

Just trying to tell Tony not to bite at BRwhatevers bait.

I have know idea how these guys can see into the future...wish I could, then I'll ask for the winning Lotto numbers!

What do you mean? BR is trolling, or me? Because I'm not.

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I tend to disagree.

Will London games the last to receive "these were the bestbgames ever" speech in the Closing Cemeremony for ever?

How can you be so sure?

Wake up Tony

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Will London games the last to receive "these were the bestbgames ever" speech in the Closing Cemeremony for ever?

How can you be so sure?

Wake up Tony

Sydney was the last one. That was Samaranch's frase and fortunately Rogge didn't use it.

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Yikes. So what happens now?

Two possibilities

To keep the sailing events in the entrance of the bay where water are far in better conditions than the sensationalistic picture Paul just posted.

Or move the events to clear waters Buzios region 100km far from Rio

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Two possibilities

To keep the sailing events in the entrance of the bay where water are far in better conditions than the sensationalistic picture Paul just posted.

Or move the events to clear waters Buzios region 100km far from Rio

Doesn't look Photoshopped to me, but realistic.

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Two possibilities

To keep the sailing events in the entrance of the bay where water are far in better conditions than the sensationalistic picture Paul just posted.

Or move the events to clear waters Buzios region 100km far from Rio

honestly there are also far far worse conditions in parts of the bay, just thought the fat doggie was cute

sadley, the events should be moved :(

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Doesn't look Photoshopped to me, but realistic.

But the picture is real, only took 40 km far from the actual place where sailing event was planned to take place.

I explained this several times. The bay is huge, the north part of the bay is truly disgusting. The entrance of the bay, where Sugar Loaf is located, is in far better condition (still this "better" condition is not good enough.

To show pictures of the North of the Bay and claim "this is where sailing event will yake place" is, at least, inaccuracy

honestly there are also far far worse conditions in parts of the bay, just thought the fat doggie was cute

sadley, the events should be moved :(

Specially Northeastern part of the bay.

Dog are always cute.

I think clean waters Barra region could host sailing events. All it needs is a marina.

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Sydney was the last one. That was Samaranch's frase and fortunately Rogge didn't use it.

Yeah, it was kind of mean. Still feel for Atlanta when Samaranch in a very kurt tone said "most exceptional games".

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will it be moved?

No news so far.

IMO, I think Botafogo/Flamengo area can host the event (as planned) if authorities run to finish the sewing treatment works as promised and to a big operation to clean the entrance of the bay.

That's only one opinion.

This is the place expected to host the sailing events

bac3ada-de-guanabara.jpg

Again, despite look cleaner than other pictures, the water condition is not adequate.

Still, the diference is visible. The challenge of bringing these water to a better situation is achievable.

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Danny, if you read the story, Brazil's own state officials clearly disagree with you. They are saying there is no possible way any benefit will be seen in time for the Olympics.

Brazil will not make good on its commitment to clean up Rio de Janeiro's sewage-filled Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympic Games, state environmental officials acknowledged in a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press.

In Brazil's 2009 Olympic bid, officials promised that the city's waterways would be cleaned up, "setting a new standard of water quality preservation for the next generations." Authorities here have consistently maintained that Rio was on track to meeting its Olympic commitments.

In the letter, Portinho wrote that even if authorities were to tackle the bigger problem of a lack of basic sanitation by expanding the sewage network, it would prove are too little, too late for the Olympics.

"Even if the necessary resources to implement sanitation systems in the waterways mentioned were released . it would not be possible to plan and implement all the projects within a timeframe that would make a significant difference in the water quality in Guanabara Bay by the 2016 Olympics," the letter stated.

It added that several state agencies "have been studying the issue and concluded that the beneficial effects on the waters of Guanabara Bay will only occur in at least a decade, if the current levels of spending on sewage collection and treatment are maintained."

Several Olympic sports federations raised fears that Rio's polluted waters could prove harmful to athletes' health. Exposure to fecal matter can cause Hepatitis A, dysentery, cholera other diseases.

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