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With just 11 days to go before the Games start, others complaints include leaking pipes, exposed wiring, and dirty floors.
By Tess Owen
The International Olympic Committee has ruled that each individual sports federation should determine whether Russian athletes are clean and eligible to compete.
A wave of pessimism about Rio’s Games has been building for months within the context of the country’s worsening economic recession, its acute political crisis, and concerns about the Zika virus.
International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates said that Russia's anti-doping agency and athletics body were "rotten to the core," while other officials left open the possibility that individual athletes could compete.
The new guidelines follow evidence that the virus lingers longer than previously thought in the body fluids of infected people. They come three days after WHO refused to back calls to postpone this year’s Olympics because of Brazil's Zika outbreak.
Despite calls from one Canadian professor, the Rio Olympics will go ahead as planned — so the World Health Organization has a few tips on how to avoid further spread of the Zika virus.
By Sally Hayden
A list compiled by a China-based activist and seen by VICE News names 124 people who have been taken from their homes, offices, or hotel rooms, and questioned or detained by police since Thursday.