From the Zika virus to gang violence to faulty hospital systems, the bevy of issues surrounding the upcoming Summer Olympics has been well-documented, and the list just keeps on piling up.
Only one day after five participating countries formally complained about the state of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village, they got even more ammunition to fuel their displeasure. Associated Press reporter Stephen Wade traveled to Rio for a first-hand look at the conditions, where he dropped this Tweet exposing open sewage within a short walk of the village:
— Stephen Wade (@StephenWadeAP) July 26, 2016
Or, to use the Usain Bolt measure on the distance, the open sewer is a mere five-second sprint from where athletes will be living.
As Wade's hashtag pointed out, time is running out for the Rio employees to figure things out. The first competitions of the Games begin on August 3, with the opening ceremony taking place two days later.
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