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The Whole World Should Bail On The Olympics

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Every four years, athletes from around the world gather in one place to compete against each other, while representing their home countries, in one of the oldest traditions of athleticism. For those three weeks, the world unites in sport and leaves all of the other nonsense aside. It truly is a special event, one that dates all the way back to 1896, and has given us countless moments of courage, triumph and inspiration through its games.

And this year it needs to be canceled before Brazil messes it all up for everyone and gets someone killed.

Here’s a bad taste of what’s going on with exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Rio…

 

The police say they can’t protects tourists.

Police officers in Rio claim they haven’t been paid in months and they won’t be able to protect tourists attending the Olympics. Yesterday, members of the local police force held a sign at the Rio de Janeiro airport with a warning to visitors: “Welcome To Hell.”

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“Police and firefighters don’t get paid,” the sign read. “Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe.”

A Brazilian soccer legend advised everyone to stay away from his country.

Rivaldo, a World Cup winner with the Brazilian National Team, encouraged tourists to avoid attending the Olympics in his home country, where he is a legend. The seventh-highest goalscorer in Brazil history wrote on his Instagram account,  “Things are getting uglier here every day. I advise everyone with plans to visit Brazil for the Olympics in Rio – to stay home. You’ll be putting your life at risk here. This is without even speaking about the state of public hospitals and all the Brazilian political mess. Only God can change the situation in our Brazil.”

Human body parts washed up in front of the Olympic Beach Volleyball Arena.

Late last month, about five weeks away from the opening ceremony, a runner discovered human remains on Copacabana beach, where the beach volleyball games will be played.

I don’t know a lot about beach volleyball, but I’m pretty certain it’s not supposed to be played within the vicinity of a dead body.

Brazil shot and killed its own mascot at an Olympic torch ceremony.

A jaguar escaped during an Olympic torch relay and was killed by a single gunshot to the head by a Brazilian solider, yards away from the Olympic torch, last month. The female jaguar, named Juma, lived in CIGS zoo and was participating in the ceremony.

The Olympic team mascot for Brazil is a jaguar, which Juma was portraying at the time; therefore, Brazil killed its own mascot with a pistol.

ISIS.

A confirmed ISIS executioner sent out a tweet back in November that read, “Brazil, you are our next target.”

The director of the Brazilian Intellegence Agency called it a “credible threat.”

Sooooo can we get some paychecks to those unpaid policemen and firefighters?

There is a new super-bacteria in the water and it is disgusting. 

Olympic sailors will be at risk after Brazilian researchers discovered a new “super-bacteria” in the coastal waters along Flamengo and Botafogo beaches, where the sailing events will take place. Apparently the water is filthy from sewage problems from nearby hospitals; which, simply put, means: the water is full of human shit and other disgusting things you shouldn’t come in contact with.

A German Paralympic sailor recently said during a recent visit to Rio, “It’s a nice sailing area but every time you get some water in your face, it feels like there’s some alien enemy entering your face.”

Rio bankrupted itself.

The governor of Rio de Janeiro has declared a “state of calamity” as the city prepares for South America’s first shot at the Olympic Games.

Construction (and cleaning) running a little behind schedule.

Check out these photos from the Daily Mail, taken five weeks and two days before the start of the Games:

See more here. The clock is ticking!

That whole Zika virus thing.

If visitors are able to avoid the terrorists, the increasing local crime rate, the dead bodies washing up on public beaches, and the poop water, they still have to worry about the biggest threat to the Olympics: mosquitoes. The Zika virus, carried by those pesky little mosquitoes, has long been the talk of the upcoming games in Rio, and the reason why many of the world’s top athletes will not attend. Brazil insists everything will be okay, but it should be a hard pass on a potential outbreak.

30 days away!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for The Whole World Should Bail On The Olympics



  1. runningunnin.454
    8:32 pm July 5, 2016 Permalink

    As a lifelong fan of the Olympics, I find all this extremely depressing; but I have no reason to doubt Mr. Franklin’s assertions. I have always looked forward to the summer and winter games, but I can’t help feeling an impending disaster is looming.
    The Olympics have been that special event when the world seems to come together, and forget the strife and politics, with the exception of the ’72 Munich games, and the Soviet Union-USA spats in the ’80’s.
    I did have my doubts when the games were awarded to a 3rd world country; but, the article paints a picture that I could not have imagined.



    • rickwhitetx
      8:24 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

      Ummm, really? This comes as a surprise? There have been reports of everything Drew mentioned, and a lot more, in the news for the last year.



  2. Chip Chipperson
    10:01 pm July 5, 2016 Permalink

    As a duel citizen with Brazil it is sad but expected. The corruption going on at even the lower levels of government is embarrassing I will leave it at that. Nationals will tell you the same, we had a chance to move into real wealth.(sustainable growth in the GDP)8- 12 years ago but squanderedand and embezzled it.



  3. GroundControlToNumber9
    11:44 pm July 5, 2016 Permalink

    Their economy is in shambles and the depth of zika’s long term effect can’t even be fathomed.

    Brazil’s strict gun regulations have produced the world largest black market for guns (this means the bad people have them but the good people don’t).

    Now the police are telling the people they can no longer protect them.

    The world should unite and send all it’s superhero’s… or just remove the Democratic party from Brazil. The 2nd one is the only effective solution.



    • catfan90094
      3:27 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

      Please state your source with respect to Brazil having the world’s largest black market for firearms.

      The Democratic Party in Brazil controls 5.55 percent of Congress and Chamber of Deputies. In fact, the Democratic Party is considered right-wing in Brazil.

      Have you ever been to Brazil, GroundControl?



    • JoeMoney333
      7:08 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

      It’s actually hilariously sad to see these kinds of post. I know it’s hard for you as an uneducated American to understand this but the entire world does not always relate back to American politics.



    • rickwhitetx
      8:30 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

      To catfan90094 – The Democratic Party controls 5.55%? That’s barely enough to count. And just because one party or another is in political power of a government means nothing as far as black markets are concerned. We have a huge black market in the US for illegal drugs. What political party is in charge of that?

      To JoeMoney333 – Right on!



  4. Linda Schnitz
    2:02 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

    They should hold them olympics in Versailles so that the Cats get all the gold



  5. nicky
    6:51 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

    Welcome to a country run by leftists implementing leftist policies….Is Matt Jones taking note?



  6. MIDDAY
    8:06 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

    I spent a month in Brazil back in 98. Doesn’t look like much has changed. Great place to visit, but nowhere near ready for the olympics. I was surprised they pulled off the WC.



  7. RUPPS.rhetoric
    9:54 am July 6, 2016 Permalink

    It seems every 4 or 2 years (Winter Olympics) stories come out about corruption and impending disaster at the Olympics. Typically the games do go off without a hitch and the world watches and then leaves, and then these cities are left with debt and brand new construction that will likely never get used again. Google Sochi Olympic ruins. Not even 3 years removed from the 2014 winter games and Sochi is a ghost town. I’m not the first person to mention this, but its time we pick permanent locations for the summer and winter games. It only makes sense. I believe the Summer games, if Greece can get their act together, belong in Athens. It’s a no-brainer. Winter Games, I’m thinking Europe or Canada. Not so sure what the sure fire choice is. Also, maybe give towns a 2 or 4 Olympic stay. Rotate every 8-16 years instead of every 4. Does anyone really care that the Olympics rotate beside the cities bribing and the IOC members receiving the bribes? But money talks and corruption prevails and we’re left with this economic $hit$torm every 2-4 years. So easy to fix, but it never will.