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  • andrewza
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    Originally posted by nikolas93TS View Post
    São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro already total for annual transit of over 30 milion tourists, so I guess they know how to handle foreigners well.

    Soccer World Cup in South Africa was better as location, as far as criminality and social issues are concerned? Yet nothing tragic occurred...except vuvuzelas, of course.

    Naturally, additional health precautionary measures are necessary.



    But yes I hate them to

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  • MarkV
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    Interesting that it's the male golfers backing out because of Zika fears whilst the women are staying in.

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  • Wooden Wonder
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    MarkV - All in all, I think I will give the Olympics a miss this year. I do hope those who brave out all the issues have a good experience, though.

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  • MarkV
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    One somewhat worrying effect of running out of money

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-36653007

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  • slick_miester
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    As I said - many problems but can probably be summed up as Crap, Crime, Contamination and Corruption but I always found the Brazilians easier to deal with than the Portugese
    You can say that again. Dealing with Pork Chops is like bashing your head against a rock -- repeatedly.

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by nikolas93TS View Post
    São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro already total for annual transit of over 30 milion tourists, so I guess they know how to handle foreigners well.
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    And as I can testify are pretty empty during the winter months (which is when the games are on) so all those hotels, bars, restaurants etc will be gagging for customers.
    Mind you the pickpockets will be glad to see them too.

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  • nikolas93TS
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    São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro already total for annual transit of over 30 milion tourists, so I guess they know how to handle foreigners well.

    Soccer World Cup in South Africa was better as location, as far as criminality and social issues are concerned? Yet nothing tragic occurred...except vuvuzelas, of course.

    Naturally, additional health precautionary measures are necessary.

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  • MarkV
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    As I said - many problems but can probably be summed up as Crap, Crime, Contamination and Corruption but I always found the Brazilians easier to deal with than the Portugese

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  • Gixxer86g
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    Brazil has many problems but the plague is not one of them. Disease carrying mosquitoes are what I think you mean. The hope is that it being winter in Rio they will not be very active but it is still a risk.
    There's the sewage problem.....

    http://www.businessinsider.com/rios-filth-is-already-spoiling-the-2016-summer-olympics-2015-7

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  • T. A. Gardner
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    They're holding the Olympics in a Socialist heavy, crime ridden, South American nation with a corrupt government (as if that needed mentioning...) and they're surprised that the arrangements are screwed beyond recognition and the nation is broke?



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    1.not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one:

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
    Seems to me holding the Olympic Games in a plague area is the height of foolishness. I suppose old people will show up but I wouldn't go even if I was guaranteed a gold medal...
    Brazil has many problems but the plague is not one of them. Disease carrying mosquitoes are what I think you mean. The hope is that it being winter in Rio they will not be very active but it is still a risk.

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  • Bwaha
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    Seems to me holding the Olympic Games in a plague area is the height of foolishness. I suppose old people will show up but I wouldn't go even if I was guaranteed a gold medal...

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    Man, they can't give the Winter games away, and now the summer games are in trouble.

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  • III Corps
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    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    ...It's going to be an interesting Olympics this time around...
    Zika.

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    It's going to be an interesting Olympics this time around. We can hope that the corrupt IOC learns something from this mess and awards the games only to those country's that can afford them.
    The IOC was corrupt - no argument - but partly as a result of the Salt Lake City scandal it had a complete clean out and restructure before the London games and is generally considered no longer corrupt (unlike FIFA). Doesn't mean that they can't be incompetent though. Don't forget however that when the games were awarded to Rio (the games are awarded to a city not a country) Brazil was regarded by most economists as being one of the new giants of growth alongside China, India and Russia, since then its economy has been mismanaged by a government both incompetent and corrupt and the oil price has also fallen through the floor. Don't think the IOC can be blamed for not predicting that.
    Last edited by MarkV; 18 Jun 16, 09:21.

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