Athletic swimmers at Rio Olympics to compete in water contaminated with human feces

The Olympic Games have officially kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; however, health experts continue to raise concerns about the safety of the competing athletes and foreign visitors.

Earlier this month a new drug-resistant 'superbug' was detected off the coast of Copacabana beach, where many athletes will be sailing, windsurfing and even swimming. According to the New York Times, these life-threatening superbugs are not the only thing lurking in these Olympic waters.

Despite Brazil's promises to clean up Guanabara Bay and its famous beaches, South Florida Times reports that an Associated Press investigation found that the water is so filthy and contaminated with human feces that the athletes risk becoming violently ill, which may ruin their Olympic dream.

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