Rio Olympics 2016




Who is ready for the Rio summer olympics, OLAY OLAY OLAY OLA

We are 190 days away from the Olympic Games occurring in Brazil, August 5- 21 and 223 days away from the Paralympics Games occurring September 8-17.
Anybody watch the whole entire olympics, like all the events, well is that even possible since they play the games on multiple tv channels, but anyway I look forward to the relay, it’s always exciting!. I am not no ‘Usain Bolt‘ who am reading, might be considering retiring after Rio 2016 olympics ),” but I was not too bad a runner back in the day. There is nothing like running and the adrenaline is pumping and you pushing yourself to the max and it feels great, I think it’s what they call runners high.

There are still rising concerns though about the games being hosted in Rio, I guess at this point no matter what’s going on, it’s too late for the venue to be changed and so the show must go on.
In the beginning multiple news sources raised concerns about Rio de Janeiro’s water quality and of recent, Brazil is experiencing an increasing spread of the the ‘Zika virus,’ a mosquito-borne disease.

In 2015 increased cases of Guillian-Barre syndrome led health officials to believe there was an outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil. That same year, local health authorities in Brazil also observed an increase in babies born with microcephaly(a rare condition where a baby is born with an abnormally small head). This was occurring at the same time the outbreak of Zika virus was occurring. “Health authorities are currently investigating a potential link between Zika virus in pregnant women and microcephaly in their babies. Until more is known, women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant are advised to take extra care to protect themselves from mosquito bites.”
This may cause travelers to refrain from travelling to see the games in Rio which in turn affects Brazil’s tourist industry.

As a result of the outbreak, Rio de Janeiro’s venues will be inspected daily and swept for insect breeding grounds during the games. Rio 2016 local organization committee stressed that because the Aug. 5-21 games are during the Southern Hemisphere winter, Brazil’s dry season, the mosquito population will be smaller. “Rio 2016 will continue to monitor the issue closely and follow guidance from the Brazilian Ministry of Health,” the committee said in a statement. Mosquito repellents have been distributed to pregnant women and 22 000 members of the countries armed forces have been deployed to try and get rid off the mosquitoes.

Hopefully the Zika vvirus will be contained and Brazil is able to make it through.

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