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Old 08-05-2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Road 2 Rio: City prepares for big games despite crime, controversy

We're now officially one year away from the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Typical of Brazil's lifestyle, they ushered in the milestone with a party.

But, the celebration and countdown have been mired with controversy.

In the waters where 1400 athletes will compete is raw sewage and super bacteria.

Brazil has stepped up efforts to clean the water, including adding eco-boats to collect garbage.

But athletes who compete in these waters aren't concerned.

"I skipped all the meetings on water quality," American Katie Zaferes said. "I didn't care about it. I was going to race my race no matter what."

Another issue is cutting down on violence in the city.

Rio sees nearly three murders a day.

But the Olympic committee promises the athletes and fans will be safe. They're flooding the streets with 85,000 officers.

And the scramble is underway in Rio de Janeiro to get venues ready.

At last check, it was estimated only 10 percent of the venues are ready.

Around this time in the run up to the 2012 games in London, almost 80 percent of the venues were complete.

But, ready or not, on August 5, 2016, the Olympic cauldron will be lit.

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