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Welcome to Rio, don't mind the dead bodies: Bloated CORPSE floats in bay where Olympic swimmers and sailors will compete - as athletes are warned to 'keep their mouths closed' because water is full of 'human crap'
A severed arm was just another gruesome discovery made in Rio's waterways in the build up to the Olympics
Competitors told to keep their mouths shut because of pollution in Rio as waters are still badly contaminated
Marathon swimmers will 'literally be swimming in human crap' Dr. Daniel Becker warned
Australian sailors Olympic preparations are being hampered as rubbish pollutes water they practice in
Guanabara Bay is site of windsurfing and sailing events, while Copacabana Beach hosts marathon swimming
Competitors taking part in some of the aquatic events at the Rio Olympics next month have been warned not to open their mouths to avoid catching serious illnesses from the polluted water.
One Brazilian doctor even warned that Olympic marathon swimmers will 'literally be swimming in human crap'.
'Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in human crap, and they risk getting sick from all those microorganisms,' said Dr. Daniel Becker who works in Rio.
Health experts warned Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio's Guanabara Bay - where a body was found floating in the lead up to the Games - to be ultra careful as the waters are much more contaminated than was previously thought, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
It has been claimed that organisers' efforts to treat the raw sewage and clean up household debris in Guanabara Bay has fallen well short despite recent efforts to clean the area up. Marina da Glória in Guanabara Bay is the site of the windsurfing and sailing events, while the marathon swimming and triathlon competitions are at Copacabana Beach at the mouth of the bay.
A dead body floating in the water. There were 1700 murders in Rio last month.
Read more: Rio Olympics competitors warned to 'keep their mouths shut' because of water pollution | Daily Mail Online
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