NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
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(Rio de Janeiro: Bill Neely) Brazil’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro featured; scenes shown of US soccer fans celebrating, protests over the cost of the World Cup and the Games, and armed troops patrolling for drug gangs; details given about the impact of strikes on the construction schedule and about the trash in the water where sailing events will be held. [Environmental activist Leona DECKELBAUM– says the bay can be described as a pool of sewage.] [Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Torben GRAEL- says we cannot have a medal decided by who gets the less garbage.]
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