Near Rio's future 2016 Olympic village the Marapendi lagoon emits a foul stench from waters that have been turned into a cesspool by unfiltered sewage from surrounding upscale condominiums.
Dead fish float in the Marapendi lagoon on December 12, 2012, in the Barra da Tijuca area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The country has pledged that athletes will see a much different sight when they descend on the nearby 2016 Olympic village for the Summer Games in four years.
Brazil has pledged the athletes will see a much different sight when they descend on the country for the Summer Games in four years.
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