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Rio Olympics

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Not even if it was free. There are numerous of top tier athletes who did not make the journey to Rio because security and also health concerns. I think the couch in my home is the best way to see what is left of these olympics.
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No and I feel sorry for the athletes there. Rio is dangerous with the kidnappings and ransom as well as the Zika virus. I'm rather shocked they allowed the games to be there given the health crisis.
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I heard on the radio this morning that the Police force is on strike. In a place like that I cannot believe something like this could happen. The Olympics are in town they cannot fork out the money to make sure the surroundings are safe while they are there?
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After seeing the opening and how lively it looked I would have loved to have been there. There were no incidents or anything crazy like predicted by some. Just a great day all around from what I saw.
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Anyone who could afford it would not miss the Olympics. No matter where they choose to have them you must go if you can. Once in a lifetime events are the best.
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I heard on the radio this morning that the Police force is on strike. In a place like that I cannot believe something like this could happen. The Olympics are in town they cannot fork out the money to make sure the surroundings are safe while they are there?
I think the Olympics have their own security they are speaking more about in other parts of the city. When you are a tourist you know where you can and cannot go. Stay away from the local alleys and you should be fine.
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I would sell some of my body parts to be able to sit front row at the Olympics. People save up for years and years to get the opportunity to go to the Olympics. I would be a great honor.
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I think its probably a festive atmosphere in Olympic Village. I read about some of the crime stats about Rio overall. I think so such an important event like the Olympics, its safe. There is representation of all of the countries of the world. There is a vested interest in keeping the athletes and the patrons safe.
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The Olympic is a world recognized spectacle. That being said its a huge financial arena for large name companies. Companies like Coco cola and Nike rely on revenue produced from marketing and advertisement during televised events. The athletes are very well taken care of trust me.
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Today I definitely wish I was there. The opening did not move me that much but watching a few games today and the US basketball team make me wish I could be there and experience that energy rush.
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The Olympic Games are the greatest sports show on the world, and tens of millions of people tune in every day to catch various events. From athletics to cycling to tennis and swimming, there is an event for everyone. The same can be said of the Winter Olympics, with ice skating, skiing, and curling among the more popular events. If you want to be a part of this magical experience, you can get a job on the Olympic committee.
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My money is not long enough to get me close to the action so my TV at home will have to do. I hear there are some health issues over there also.
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Brazil is getting"more ugly," said Rivaldo, who was on the country's 2002 World Cup-winning squad, forming part of a lethal attacking trio with Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. Rivaldo warned people on social media about the violence plaguing the city, citing the killing of a 17-year-old girl over the weekend.
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South Korea's stars will wear tracksuits which have been infused with insect repellant designed to keep mosquitoes away, as well as long pants and blazers for the opening and closing ceremonies.
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All I ask is that I am safe and get to the the Olympics with our stuff.
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I saw Giselle the supermodel give a speech supporting her native country of Brazil. She of all people stressed the safety of the country despite the crime and Zika related health crisis. I'm sure the athletes all feel safe now since a Victoria Secret model declared the country safe!
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A quick search of the safety of the Olympic games in Rio brought up some unsurprising results.
News Corp photographer Brett Costello recently had $40,000 worth of camera gear stolen… in broad daylight… in a crowded cafe… in 10 seconds flat.
The story is, sadly, not unbelievable. We’ve seen videos of how gangs like the one that robbed Costello can literally take a lens from the camera around your neck—it would be impressive if it wasn’t so horrifying:
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Actually there is a safety guide provided by the travel channel on how to stay safe in Rio:
Pick Up a Map

Before you arrive in Rio, try to locate your hotel or apartment online or on a physical map of the city. Locate key points of interest and research ways to get around. Plot your route before heading out the door, but don’t stand in the middle of the sidewalk consulting your map -- duck into a coffee shop or lunch counter if you need to confirm your coordinates. Try to avoid deserted streets and order taxicabs by telephone whenever possible.

Learn the Language of the Land

In Brazil, the national language is Portuguese, not Spanish or French or English. These other languages may help you get to the bathroom or order a beer, but they may not help you in an altercation with a thief or a debriefing with the police. Of course, you’re not expected to gain fluency in a week, but do attempt to learn some Portuguese before heading to the country, either by way of structured courses at a community college or cultural center, online classes or language-learning software. Brazilians are generally delighted when someone expresses interest in learning their language, and you can usually find a teacher or language partner before you travel by socializing with the owners or employees of your local Brazilian steakhouse, believe it or not.

Look Like a Local

The temperature in Rio can get into the 90s, but throwing on cutoffs or a Hawaiian shirt is just like stamping “I’m a tourist! Rob me!” on your forehead. Try to keep beachwear limited to the beach; otherwise, go for the jeans-and-sneakers combo. The bad guys don’t really expect tourists to wear denim in the tropics, so that bit of camouflage could help you avoid trouble.

Leave the iPhone at Home

Do you want your iPhone snatched out of your hand by some wily preteen on the street in Ipanema? Leave it back at your hotel or apartment. The same goes for iPads, cameras, jewelry, laptops, credit cards, wads of cash and even passports. If you don’t absolutely, positively need it, leave it. A color copy of your passport should suffice while out on the town, and keep no more than the absolute necessary amount of cash on your person.

Most restaurants and bars, and even many taxicabs, accept credit cards. When you need cash, visit ATMs inside shopping centers or gas stations and avoid visiting them altogether after the sun goes down. Also, carrying a cheap prepaid cell phone and a decoy wallet with a canceled credit card and a couple of R$20 notes folded inside is a good way to slip out of a sticky situation if the occasion arises.

Easy on the Booze and Pass on the Party Favors

Getting sloshed in a foreign country is never a good idea, so make sure you go easy on the cachaca when hitting the samba spots of Lapa or the boisterous bars of Ipanema. Ladies, especially, should keep a keen eye on their drinks. Malicious persons will take this opportunity to slip a sedative or another nefarious agent into the mix.

Keep your address written down and have the manager of the bar or club procure you a cab from a reputable company when the party’s over. And speaking of parties, illegal substances are easily available on the dance floors and in the bathrooms of nightspots throughout Rio. Legality issues aside, purity of product is never guaranteed and landing in the hospital or the morgue while on vacation just isn’t a good look.

Use Condoms

STDs recognize no national boundaries, so wrap it up.



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I did not think I was going to watch much but I have been glued to the TV. We are not even into the good part yet and it is already great.
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I was to go I would want to be one of the athletes. They have access to everything and I can only imagine what they are seeing and experiencing right now.
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