Rio's Latest Problem: Body Parts on Olympic Beach

Foot, other body parts found Wednesday
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2016 7:56 AM CDT
Rio's Latest Problem: Body Parts on Olympic Beach
A dismembered foot is covered with plastic in front of the Olympic beach volleyball venue.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The beaches of the Rio Olympics just added gory to gross: Police say a foot and other body parts possibly belonging to a young adult turned up on Copacabana beach Wednesday—right in front of the Olympic Beach Volleyball Arena, reports CNN. Little is known about the case, but it's one more sign that the Olympics could be a "big failure." Many civil service employees—including police—aren't getting paid as Rio awaits $892 million in emergency funding. Earlier this week, police officers unveiled a sign in Rio's airport reading, "Welcome to Hell … Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe," per Reuters. (Athletes are already getting robbed.)

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