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Jul 17, 2016 15:27 |  #1

Anyone here headed to Rio for the Olympics?


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Aug 10, 2016 12:08 |  #2

I like my clean water and usable bathroom in my own home. Thanks to all the TV workers for providing me coverage though.


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Aug 31, 2016 16:32 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #3

Well, well!

I got back home in Sao Paulo after the Olympics last week but just got around to see your RIDICULOUS post.

Have you been to Rio or another country for that matter.? What make your think the bathrooms are unusable? Do you think that Brazilians pee in outhouses without running water or something?

The bathrooms in all the stadiums and arenas that I went to are better quality and MUCH cleaner than any stadiun or arena that I have been to in the US. Also, even the bathrooms in the Metro system are juts fine compared to NY Subway, Washington Metro and Boston MTA.

As for TV, I am happy that you like one channel, selective NBC dumbed-down coverage.

Here in Brazil there were 16 channel between regular transmission and cable. Virtually, all sports had complete live coverage and world class commentary. See the link below for an excellent article.

http://www.forbes.com …azil-though/#37ba32f01bbc (external link)

So why this rant? Simple! It really irritates me when I see a xenophobic like yours based zero facts.

If interested, you can check out my FB page for more FIRST HAND Olympic info,

I will also begin to post a few of my 8,000 pictures. (all FB pictures are cell phone)


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Aug 31, 2016 16:43 |  #4

Narwhal wrote in post #18112841 (external link)
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As for TV, I am happy that you like one channel, selective NBC dumbed-down coverage.

Here in Brazil there were 16 channel between regular transmission and cable. Virtually, all sports had complete live coverage and world class commentary. See the link below for an excellent article.

Yea, your gonna get called for the same thing Talley did, make silly assumptions. Actually NBC (external link) was broadcasting in 11 different channels as well as live streaming all events. As the article mentions, at times 40 different streams were available.

But to answer your OP, I would have loved to go but alas, not in my cards. Had to watch it on dumbed down NBC.


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Aug 31, 2016 17:11 |  #5

I saw pretty much any event I wanted livesteamed on my computer, so I almost never switched on my TV.

But yeah, I wish I could have gone but I hate crowds. I would love to go to Brazil bit more to visit the Pantanal and stuff.


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Sep 01, 2016 09:21 |  #6

In Talley's defense, I'd hardly call either of those "ridiculous assumptions". More like "what we got to read about in the news for the month leading up to the Olympics". Not saying it had to define the games, but it was absolutely unavoidable for anyone tuned into coverage before the Games started:

http://bigstory.ap.org …ical-outages-teams-arrive (external link)
http://www.nytimes.com …ic-village-australia.html (external link)

http://www.independent​.co.uk …tion-almost-a7165866.html (external link)
http://www.cbsnews.com …irty-water-2016-olympics/ (external link)
http://www.reuters.com …a-exclusive-idUSKCN0YW2E8 (external link)
http://www.scientifica​merican.com …t-can-it-do-to-olympians/ (external link)



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Sep 01, 2016 09:34 |  #7

Weren't most of the facilities built specifically for the Olympics? If so, I would certainly hope they are clean, they are new. I am sure the Olympic facilities will fall into disarray in short order like they have just about everywhere else that the Olympics were held, and in a few months, you won't want to go near those bathrooms.

Talley did say "working bathroom in his home", and nothing about public facilities. Whether that is still an invalid assumption, I cannot address as I don't know much about living quarters in Rio.


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