The Olympics

Stay Out Of The Water in Rio

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2015 Summer Olympics. After hosting the World Cup in 2014, people around the globe are looking forward to heading back to Brazil for some more sporting fun. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil showed that it knows how to have a good time and it is up to the challenge of hosting individuals from around the world. 

However, during the 2016 World Cup, if you are not from Brazil, you should stay out of the water. Scientist recently discovered a super bacteria in the waters of Guanabara Bay. Guanabara Bay is already known for being contaminated with both human waste and garbage, but this most recent discovery is a blow to Brazil. This bacteria is drug resistant, which is a little concerning for all of the sailing teams who as supposed to sail their boats in Guanabara Bay. 

Businessman Bruce Levenson says that even though Brazil has taken the time to clean up much of the area for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, cleaning up its water supply could be to tall of an order for Brazil to deliver on in only a year and a half. It takes years to pollute a bay, and it could take years to clean up Guanabara Bay and other waterways in Brazil.