Olympians Will ‘Literally Be Swimming in Human Crap’ in Rio,

Some athletes in the Rio Olympic Games will be facing yet another health concern, according to the New York Times. Environmentalists and scientists believe that the water that marathon swimmers, windsurfers and sailors will be near is more contaminated than first expected.

“Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in human crap, and they risk getting sick from all those microorganisms,” said Dr. Daniel Becker, a local pediatrician in Rio de Janeiro. “It’s sad but also worrisome.”

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