It’s about 500 days until the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics of 2016 and officials say progress has stalled. Will the city be ready in time to host the Olympics next summer?
Twelve dead and helicopter downed as Rio de Janeiro drug gangs go to war
“Two weeks after Rio de Janeiro celebrated winning the 2016 Olympic Games, the Brazilian city was tonight bracing itself for a further night of violence after an intense gun battle erupted in one of the city’s favelas and a police helicopter was shot down, killing two officers.”
London 2016? Plans to move Rio Olympics to UK amid concerns over Brazil’s preparations
“Olympic officials have secretly asked if London would be in a position to take over hosting the 2016 games from Rio de Janeiro amid major concerns with the city’s preparations.”
One of the sites for the 2016 Summer Olympics is completely filthy, and it’s going to stay that way
“Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games’ sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the state’s top environmental official acknowledged Friday.
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