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Rio’s ‘Sustainable’ Olympics Are Just Lipstick On A Pig

Am I too late to suggest a symbol for tonight’s Rio Olympics opening ceremony? I do hope not because it’s an absolute cracker which I’m sure will grab attention across the world and capture the mood and spirit of the host city quite perfectly.

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Tourists Find Human Foot at Rio’s Copacabana, Site of Olympic Beach Volleyball

Just weeks before the start of the Summer Olympics, tourists at Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Copacabana Beach discovered mutilated body parts washing ashore, a reminder that many of the seaside venues reserved for athletes suffer from extraordinary pollution that could endanger the health of those in contact with the water.