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Celebrate Rio 2016 Despite its Problems

Celebrate Rio 2016 Despite its Problems

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

August 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Between high crime rates, Zika virus concerns, polluted water and political instability, the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro had its fair share of problems. The 2008 Olympics in Beijing faced similar issues, such as human rights violations, air pollution and restrictive media access. In contrast, the London Olympics four years ago was remarkably free of maj...