New Olympic Sport – Cat Curling

Summer, Winter, or Fall or Spring. This event is perfect for any Olympics.

   
   

The New PyeongChang Olympics ‘Star Wars AT-AT Walker Downhill Ski Event’

The ‘Star Wars AT-AT Walker Downhill Event’ rules are simple. There’s only three rules. If you finish, you get a Bronze medal. If you finish with two arms or two legs you get a Silver medal. And rule three, if you finish with both two arms and two legs you get the Gold medal.

   
   

Meet The Newest Olympic Sport

You’ve got your Bobsledding and your Luge and your Snowboarding and your Ski Jumping. And they’re all good.  But now you have the most spectacular Winter Olympic Event of all – The Freestyle Shopping Cart Skiing Water Broad Jump.  Curling….eat your heart out

   
   

CDC – Rio Olympics Crew Boat Challenge

Staying Alive?

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Rio Olympics – Toilet Diving Competition

Athletes. Heed this good advice from the NY Times, “Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio“.

RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de CDC_Rio_2016_OlympicsJaneiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed.

Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short.

In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought.

Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable petri dish of pathogens in many of the city’s waters, from rotaviruses that can cause diarrhea and vomiting to drug-resistant “superbacteria” that can be fatal to people with weakened immune systems.

   
   

Poop-Suit Olympics

We’re filing this bit of sludge under the heading of “bring your own TP”.

The Kansas City Star reports, “U.S. rowing team will use sewage-proof suits at Rio Olympics.”

It’s a month before the start of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and each day seemingly brings more disturbing news.

Athletes are staying away because of Zika virus concerns, police are saying CDC_Suit_Upthey won’t be able to protect tourists and a Reuters report says a drug-resistant “super bacteria” has been found Guanabara Bay.

 This is all on top of an Associated Press story from earlier this month that noted “bacteria from human sewage has in all of Rio’s Olympic and Paralympic water venues. They include the Guanabara Bay, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, where the rowing competitions are to be held.”

The good news for U.S. rowers is that they have sewage-proof suits.