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POV | Olympics look like a bust

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The Summer Olympic Games are less than a month away and they look like they could be the worst in modern times. Let's look at the list of challenges:

The Olympics cost billions of dollars to put on. Brazil is broke.

The water the athletes are expected to compete in is so filthy, experts say athletes are competing in the equivalent of raw sewage. 

Researchers have found the so-called "nightmare" bacteria on the beaches of Rio. It is resistant to most antibiotics.

There are also concerns about security.  The Rio police themselves warn they won't be able to protect tourists.  Brazil shares a border with 10 other countries that experts say terrorists could exploit.

The laboratory that was set to handle drug testing at the Games has been suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency.  They don't know if it will be open again in time for the Olympics.  

Speaking of doping, the Russian track team has already been banned from these games for drug cheating.

In May, the Brazilian Senate voted to begin impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff.

Oh, and there's the Zika virus. Many athletes, like pro golfer Dustin Johnson, have said they won't go because of it.  

I hope these games are not a disaster, but my guess is it won't be good.  I hope the International Olympic committee learns from this before they award any more Olympics to third world countries.  

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.

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