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2016 olympics The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics  

Erik Barnes
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List Rules Vote up the most awful and regrettable occurrences at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio have come to a close. Medals were won, records were broken, and dreams were achieved. However, there was a fair bit of bad news at the 2016 Summer Olympics, too.

The Olympics always feature some terrible injuries, scandals, and unanticipated weirdness. Sadly, some of the worst things at the Rio Olympics tarnished the gold medals won by some of the competitors. Visuals like sickly green swimming pools, meanwhile, dinged the overall images of the Olympics, the IOC, and Rio itself.

Whether it's Ryan Lochte lying about being robbed or oddly sexist TV coverage by NBC, there is plenty of bad along with the good of the Summer Games. Take a look, choose for yourself, and vote up the worst things that went down at the Rio Olympics.

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Olympic Waters Chock Full of F... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Olympic Waters Chock Full of Feces

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117 24
Islam El Shehaby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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Ryan Lochte is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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112 30
Swimming Pools Turning Green is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Swimming Pools Turning Green

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Samir Ait Said Breaking a Leg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Samir Ait Said Breaking a Leg

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84 28
Borderline Uninhabitable Olymp... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Borderline Uninhabitable Olympic Village Conditions

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Annemiek van Vleuten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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90 35
NBC's Horribly Poor Covera... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
NBC's Horribly Poor Coverage and Tape Delay Choices

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69 23
Andranik Karapetyan Snapping H... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Andranik Karapetyan Snapping His Arm

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63 27
Hassan Saada Accused of Sexual... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Hassan Saada Accused of Sexual Assault

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69 35
Yohann Diniz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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76 44
Corey Cogdell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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49 23
IOC Member Pat Hickey Scalping... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
IOC Member Pat Hickey Scalping Tickets

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51 28
Continuing Fallout from the Ru... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Continuing Fallout from the Russian Doping Scandal

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63 40
Katie Ledecky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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47 29
Mario Andrada Underplaying Rio... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Mario Andrada Underplaying Rio's Problems

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44 27
NewsCorps Journalist Having Th... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
NewsCorps Journalist Having Thousands of Dollars of Equipment Stolen

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41 36
Consistent Zika-Related Panic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Consistent Zika-Related Panic

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27 41
Yuri van Gelder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics

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Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Things That Happened at the Rio Olympics
Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran's Coaches Protest-Stripping