Is Rio ready for the Olympic Games?
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Is Rio ready for the Olympic Games?

#RioNotReady
#RioReady
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The Olympic torch arrived in Brazil two days ago, but is the city of Rio de Janeiro ready for the Olympic Games? 

With less than a hundred days away — controversies rage about health and safety threats including the Zika virus and seriously polluted water. Also, it's doubted that both public transportation will be ready and structures constructed to support the Games will be safe. 

Other problems include low ticket sales, high crime rates, a disturbing record of abusive power by military police, and a massive economic and political crisis. It's no wonder visiting athletes and Brazilians alike have major qualms about how the Games will go.

However, is Rio as ready as any other city has been in the past?

Long-time Olympic historians note that many cities have struggled with the monumental task of hosting the Games (remember Sochi?). Also, massive undertakings like the Olympics always put a spotlight on the host nation's infrastructure issues, political problems and safety concerns.

What do you think: #RioNotReady or #RioReady?

THE VOTES ARE IN!
#RioNotReady
54.8%
#RioReady
45.2%
The pollution in Guanabara Bay, where some of the water events will be held, is pretty terrifying.
Past Olympic events had their share of issues – but have visiting athletes ever required specially-constructed uniforms to ward off a terrifying virus?
This long-time Olympic observer argues every Olympic season and host city has its struggles — Rio is no different.
With these two commentators on board, some might argue the Rio Olympics are more than ready.
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