Rings of Rio

Topaz ? 2 years ago

Political cartoon by Matt Davies depicting the pollution in Rio de Janeiro as its organizers welcome Olympic athletes from around the globe. 

Cleaning up Guanabara Bay is among the biggest failures of the Rio Olympic organizers.  Widespread pollution is putting swimmers, triathletes, rowers and sailors at risk when they compete in the bay and other bodies of water around the city,  An Associated Press investigation found that Rio’s water is “as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses and bacteria.”

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