Quote of the Day

A giant swimming pool that was used as the canoe slalom course in the Olympics was closed to the public in December, forcing local children to cool off in small plastic pools. Photographsb by Dado Galdieri for The New York Times

“The government put sugar in our mouths and took it out before we could swallow. Once the Olympics ended, they turned their backs on us.”

~LUCIANA OLIVEIRA PIMENTEL, a social worker from Deodoro, a poor area of Rio de Janeiro. Many Olympic venues have been abandoned, less than six months after the Games ended.

Source: Quotation of the Day – The New York Times

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