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***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Plinko » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi, Buccaneers fans! :) 2016 Summer Olympics, and The Games Of The XXXI Olympiad, begins in 28 days from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Opening ceremonies begin on Friday, August 5. Closing Ceremonies is scheduled on August 21.

Hopefully Rio can solve their local and major problems in their venues so it won't impact the visiting international athletes as they participate in their events for their home countries by August 5. Including preventing the Zika Virus, relocating the homeless and displaced people, the raw sewage so it won't impact the sailing events during the Rio Olympics, the crime and corruption throughout Rio, sanitation and hygeiene throughout the Metro Rio area, proper security and safety on the Olympic villages, shuffling and accomodating the international athletes and media from and to the airport. And all venue contstruction are completed on time just before the opening ceremonies.

NBC Sports and MSNBC are covering complete and comprehensive coverage of the 2016 and 31st Summer Olympics during the two-week event, including locally on WFLA NBC Channel 8 in the Tampa Bay area, live on HD.

We wish all the athletes a safe Olympics, and bring home the Gold Medals USA!!!!! ;) :) 8-) :P :D :D :D

http://www.theolympicgamescountdown.com/

http://www.rio2016.com/en

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics

http://www.nbcolympics.com/
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby SIBucsFan » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:48 pm

I appreciate all the work you do, Plinko.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby RedLeader » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:43 pm

Let's go USA.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Bootz2004 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:28 pm

I wanna see the presentation package Rio De Janiero put together to convince the IOC to award them the games.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby MJW » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:03 am

Bootz2004 wrote:I wanna see the presentation package Rio De Janiero put together to convince the IOC to award them the games.


Found it for you.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby RedLeader » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:22 am

MJW wrote:
Bootz2004 wrote:I wanna see the presentation package Rio De Janiero put together to convince the IOC to award them the games.


Found it for you.

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Lol. good stuff.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby sanka » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:25 pm

MJW wrote:
Bootz2004 wrote:I wanna see the presentation package Rio De Janiero put together to convince the IOC to award them the games.


Found it for you.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Buc2 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:15 am

Who in their right mind would compete in a water event in these Olympics? Wtf was the IOC thinking by awarding the games to that cesspool to begin with? Oh yeah...$$$. They've had nearly 7 years to clean the **** (literally) up since being awarded these games and things are no better now than 7 years ago.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria, according to a 16-month-long study commissioned by The Associated Press.

Not only are some 1,400 athletes at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions, but the AP's tests indicate that tourists also face potentially serious health risks on the golden beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.

The AP's survey of the aquatic Olympic and Paralympic venues has revealed consistent and dangerously high levels of viruses from the pollution, a major black eye on Rio's Olympic project that has set off alarm bells among sailors, rowers and open-water swimmers.

The first results of the study published over a year ago showed viral levels at up to 1.7 million times what would be considered worrisome in the United States or Europe. At those concentrations, swimmers and athletes who ingest just three teaspoons of water are almost certain to be infected with viruses that can cause stomach and respiratory illnesses and more rarely heart and brain inflammation - although whether they actually fall ill depends on a series of factors including the strength of the individual's immune system.

Since the AP released the initial results last July, athletes have been taking elaborate precautions to prevent illnesses that could potentially knock them out of the competition, including preventatively taking antibiotics, bleaching oars and donning plastic suits and gloves in a bid to limit contact with the water.

But antibiotics combat bacterial infections, not viruses. And the AP investigation found that infectious adenovirus readings - tested with cell cultures and verified with molecular biology protocols - turned up at nearly 90 percent of the test sites over 16 months of testing.

''That's a very, very, very high percentage,'' said Dr. Valerie Harwood, Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida. ''Seeing that level of human pathogenic virus is pretty much unheard of in surface waters in the U.S. You would never, ever see these levels because we treat our waste water. You just would not see this.''

While athletes take precautions, what about the 300,000-500,000 foreigners expected to descend on Rio for the Olympics? {watch for the spread of disease across the world after these tourists return home to their respective countries} Testing at several of the city's world-famous beaches has shown that in addition to persistently high viral loads, the beaches often have levels of bacterial markers for sewage pollution that would be cause for concern abroad - and sometimes even exceed Rio state's lax water safety standards.

In light of the AP's findings, Harwood had one piece of advice for travelers to Rio: ''Don't put your head under water.''

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In this July 5, 2016 photo, cars drive above sewage flowing from the suburg of Sao Goncalo into
Guanabara Bay, across the bay from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Throughout Brazile, sewage treatment
has lagged dramatically, meaning that so-called 'black tongues' of fetid, sewage-filled water are
common on beaches across the country. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


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An aerial view on July 5, 2016, shows sewage moving into the canals that rim the Barra de Tijuca
neighborhood near Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While local authorities, including Rio Mayor
Eduardo Paes have acknowledged the failure of the city's water cleanup efforts, Olympic officials
continue to insist Rio's waterways will be safe for athletes and visitors. | Felipe Dana/AP
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby acmillis » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:48 am

This is a pretty crappy situation.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Crocaneers » Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:27 pm

Watching Real Sports last week was pretty eye opening .. it looks like a bad situation .. and will be interested to see how they mask over the water situation alone, but less the corruption issues.

None the less, I will tune in Friday night.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:22 am

Should we start a pool on how many athletes
a) get sick
b) get robbed
c) are killed
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Buc2 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:58 am

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:02 am

I've read about the robberies. And the stories how looking at the water will make you violently ill. To keep it interesting, the clock starts when the Opening Ceremonies begin.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby uscbucsfan » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:10 pm

Don't forget the human body parts on the volleyball beach.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-oly ... story.html
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Wesmon » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:47 am

Or collapsing bike ramps and boat ramps causing deaths.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:40 am

I think all American athletes should be invited to stay on board if they wish. From a safety standpoint alone it makes perfect sense.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetorch/20 ... lver-cloud
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby sanka » Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:17 am

Basketball team staying on a cruise ship :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Kress » Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:10 pm

sanka wrote:Basketball team staying on a cruise ship :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't blame them


Does this particular cruise ship have turret guns?
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Postby 81mm Shake and Bake » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:51 pm

Cresselia wrote:
sanka wrote:Basketball team staying on a cruise ship :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't blame them


Does this particular cruise ship have turret guns?


Are they in Somalia?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:27 am

Hope Solo is ready.

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:02 pm

To beat up her sister? Nephew? To try to fight cops? To drive drunk and hide her identity?
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby uscbucsfan » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:28 pm

NYBF wrote:To beat up her sister? Nephew? To try to fight cops? To drive drunk and hide her identity?


She's obviously covering up to prevent herself from sending nude pictures again.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:25 pm

uscbucsfan wrote:
NYBF wrote:To beat up her sister? Nephew? To try to fight cops? To drive drunk and hide her identity?


She's obviously covering up to prevent herself from sending nude pictures again.


Thank God. That ***** looked like it was carved from a block of wood.
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Postby DreadNaught » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:45 pm

NYBF wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:
She's obviously covering up to prevent herself from sending nude pictures again.


Thank God. That ***** looked like it was carved from a block of wood.


I found one of her nudez :P

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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby Wesmon » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:58 pm

NYBF wrote:To beat up her sister? Nephew? To try to fight cops? To drive drunk and hide her identity?


Is Jerramy Stevens still hitting that? Or, more accurately I should ask, is Hope Solo still hitting Jerramy Stevens?
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Postby Buc2 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:50 am

Australian swim coach pulls athletes from Rio training pool

RIO DE JANEIRO — The water quality controversy surrounding the Rio Olympics extended to the indoor Aquatics Center on Thursday when an Australian swimming coach refused to let his athletes practice in the main Games training pool due to fears of infection.

Michael Bohl, one of the leading coaches on Australian team, became concerned when he saw the training pool in Barra da Tijuca become “cloudy” and “soupy” during the afternoon, less than two days before the start of the swimming program.

Bohl’s group, which included world champion Mitch Larkin and butterflyers Emma McKeon and Grant Irvine, had booked a session in the training pool and would have had uninterrupted use of it. Instead, they switched to the far busier main competition pool before undertaking their laps.

“That pool looked really cloudy so rather than risk an eye or ear or nose infections we came in here (to the main pool),” Bohl told reporters. “People were swimming in it but I just thought for these guys — it started out nice in that pool, but all of a sudden as (time) wore on the water just got really soupy looking.”

Bohl contacted officials from world swimming governing body FINA, and claimed that he had been told the situation would be investigated.

According to Australian media group News Limited, Australian team officials will seek assurances from Olympic chiefs as to what measures will be taken to ensure there is no repeat of Thursday’s saga.

Bohl said he had no issue with the “pristine” water quality of the main pool that will be used for the actual races.

However, the state of the training pool is also of importance ahead of Saturday’s commencement of the meet, as it will be used by athletes to prepare for their races.

Previously, water quality issues at the Olympics had been restricted to pollution problems in the Guanabara Bay, where the rowing, sailing and open water swimming events will take place.
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Re: ***OFFICIAL 2016 Rio Olympics Thread!***

Postby NYBF » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:46 am

I guess this explains the giant clusterfuck: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... -rio-games
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Postby acmillis » Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:12 am

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Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:25 pm

NYBF wrote:
uscbucsfan wrote:
She's obviously covering up to prevent herself from sending nude pictures again.


Thank God. That ***** looked like it was carved from a block of wood.

I'm thinking Arby's
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