The 31st Summer Olympiad kicks off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in just a few days' time. If you plan to catch all the big events during this historic three-week event, your telly isn't going to cut it -- especially when you're at work. Here's everything you need to know about watching the Olympics in Australia for free.
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Rio's water is vile -- full of raw sewage and dead bodies -- and later this week, humanity's top athletes will plunge into this hellish stew for a jolly ol' international sporting competition.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
It sounded too good to be true. Thanks to the Olympics, Rio's trash-ringed, sewage-contaminated Guanabara Bay would transform into a pristine watershed as the premiere venue for rowing and sailing. But the cleanup effort never materialised in earnest, and earlier this year, the city said it would actually take 20 more years. A new investigation offers a very simple hypothesis for why the water stayed dirty: Someone stole the money.
Just before every Olympics, looming doubt starts to surface. Are the cities ready? Has the host country accepted the geopolitical consequences? Will people come?
But this year's games are especially troubled, and with the opening ceremonies less than 100 days away, the call to cancel Rio's Summer Olympics has reached a fever pitch. Should Rio just walk away now? Some are saying yes. Here are some of the best reasons why.