Yahoo! Sports: With Olympic cleanup canceled, Rio resigned to dirty bay
After Rio won the rights in 2009 to host the Olympics, local officials vowed to clean up Guanabara Bay. But an economic downturn, political instability and a historic corruption scandal left many of the promises made back then, when the country was booming, hopelessly out of reach.
By 2014, Rio authorities had already given up on the cleanup.
Now they are just trying to keep the parts of the bay that Olympic sailors will traverse free from debris that in recent months has included floating refrigerators, couches and even corpses.
If a corpse somehow becomes tethered to one of the race boats, is that team disqualified for having too many crew members?
One silver lining....there should be some pretty good Weekend At Bernie's memes this Olympics.