These men and women can bounce soccer balls off their heads and flip upside down while balancing on a beam, but the one thing they can’t do is take a damn shower! Based on pictures tweeted by the professional athletes, the Rio 2016 living conditions are less than desirable. Check them out below!
A missing shower head, an overflowing toilet, and a shattered sink?! No, we’re not describing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we’re talking about the HORRIBLE living conditions the 2016 Olympics athletes have to live in while competing in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Taken from the athletes’ personal Twitter accounts, we’ve rounded up some of the most disgustingly damaged apartments. Check them out:
— Team China (@XHSports) July 30, 2016
— Jeff McTainsh (@Jeff_McTainsh) August 1, 2016
— Stephen Wade (@StephenWadeAP) August 1, 2016
As all these countries and cultures come together to compete for gold, the one thing they can agree upon is, YUCK! What’s worse is that the mayor of Rio thinks these conditions are laughable, and isn’t taking the athletes’ complaints seriously. How can you expect these competitors to be at the top of their game if they’re sleeping in beds where the screws are loose?! This is what the mayor had to say…
— Wyre Davies (@WyreDavies) July 24, 2016
That’s not just rude… it’s also a little bit racist. Not a good representation of Rio, Mr. Mayor. It’s no secret that the economic standing (and health conditions) in Rio aren’t in tip-top shape, but this is the OLYMPICS, and it’s your job as a hosting country to spruce up! Not only is the housing situation screwing with the athletes, it’s also forcing some of Rio’s poorest families out of their homes.
Thousands of people are flying to Rio just for the big event, and naturally, they need a place to stay. But these travelers are occupying homes that already belong to someone! Not to mention, the mass construction needed to revamp the Olympic area for the opening ceremony drove hundreds of lower class families away, according to Vice. So far it’s been a lose-lose situation for everyone involved. Hopefully people use this situation as a learning experience so the Olympics can keep on improving and stop pissing everybody off.
HollywoodLifers, would YOU mind staying in one of those crappy apartments?