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Brazilians play soccer on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazilians play soccer on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazilians play soccer on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Brazilians play soccer on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Aerial view of the Maracana Complex, a Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue, is shown with nearly one year to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Aerial view of the Maracana Complex, a Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue, is shown with nearly one year to go until the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A vendor transports beach chairs on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A vendor transports beach chairs on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 7, 2015 in Watkins Glen, New York.

Regan Smith, driver of the #7 TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on August 7, 2015 in Watkins Glen, New York.

People surf at Ipanema beach, located outside Guanabara Bay, on August 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of the pollution and waste from neighboring Guanabara Bay, which will host sailing events, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but now admits that goal is inlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

People surf at Ipanema beach, located outside Guanabara Bay, on August 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of the pollution and waste from neighboring Guanabara Bay, which will host sailing events, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but now admits that goal is inlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A man has his feet washed on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A man has his feet washed on Copacabana beach on July 28, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The famed beach will host various Olympic events including beach volleyball, cycling, open water marathon and triathlon. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A boy stands while looking for items to recycle along the polluted Cunha canal which flows into the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 29, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A boy stands while looking for items to recycle along the polluted Cunha canal which flows into the notoriously polluted Guanabara Bay, site of sailing events for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 29, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Construction progress takes place during a tour of the Ilha Pura housing complex, the future site of the Athletes' Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Construction progress takes place during a tour of the Ilha Pura housing complex, the future site of the Athletes' Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Construction progress takes place during a tour of the Ilha Pura housing complex, the future site of the Athletes' Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Construction progress takes place during a tour of the Ilha Pura housing complex, the future site of the Athletes' Village for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on July 21, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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An investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 water events. You can keep updated on the progression of events in Brazil for only a dollar a week through the NTY Education rate. Find out more at nytimes.com/college35

Filthy Rio de Janeiro Water a Threat at 2016 Olympics

An investigation found dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from sewage in venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 water events. You can keep updated on the progression of events in Brazil for only a dollar a week through the NTY Education rate. Find out more at nytimes.com/college35

A man jumps in the water to surf at Arpoador, located outside Guanabara Bay, on August 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of the pollution and waste from neighboring Guanabara Bay, which will host sailing events, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but now admits that goal is inlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

A man jumps in the water to surf at Arpoador, located outside Guanabara Bay, on August 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of the pollution and waste from neighboring Guanabara Bay, which will host sailing events, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but now admits that goal is inlikely to be reached. August 5 marks the one-year mark to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Gulfport's Brittney Reese wins Olympic gold in long jump

Gulfport's Brittney Reese wins Olympic gold in long jump (updated, gallery)

Gulfport's Brittney Reese wins Olympic gold in long jump

Day 11: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | United States' Dawn Harper reacts as she crosses the finish line in a women's 100-meter hurdles semifinal.  (Photo: Lee Jin-man / Assocaited Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 11: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | United States' Dawn Harper reacts as she crosses the finish line in a women's 100-meter hurdles semifinal. (Photo: Lee Jin-man / Assocaited Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 13: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Images from the evening session of track and field at Olympic Stadium. (Photo: Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 13: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Images from the evening session of track and field at Olympic Stadium. (Photo: Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

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side braid with pony

Day 11: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Poland's Piotr Malachowski takes a throw in the men's discus throw final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium.  (Photo: Matt Dunham / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 11: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Poland's Piotr Malachowski takes a throw in the men's discus throw final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium. (Photo: Matt Dunham / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Carmelita Jeter - Day 7: Track & Field Evening Session - Track & Field  | NBC Olympics

Carmelita Jeter - Day 7: Track & Field Evening Session - Track & Field | NBC Olympics

Day 7: Track & Field Prelims - Track & Field Slideshows | Angelo Taylor starts a men's 400-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics.  (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 7: Track & Field Prelims - Track & Field Slideshows | Angelo Taylor starts a men's 400-meter hurdles heat during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 15: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Britain's Mohamed Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's 5000-meter final.  (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

Day 15: Evening Session - Track & Field Slideshows | Britain's Mohamed Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men's 5000-meter final. (Photo: Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press) #NBCOlympics

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