Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Rio

On a cloudy, windy day the 7.2km trail was near deserted. I circled it one and a half times on a rental bike then returned to the beach.

The lagoon is connected to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing sea water to enter by a canal …

The lagoon has several environmental problems, including water as well as land pollution. …

There is a concern about the health risks for athletes during the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2016 Summer Paralympics. In 2015, thirteen American paddlers had stomach problems after a competition in the lagoon, which was considered a test event for the Olympics; they suffered from vomiting and diarrhea. Further, it is recognized that there is no sufficient time to clean the lagoon effectively for the Olympics. …



It’s the Olympic venue for canoe sprint and rowing events for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rowing events for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.



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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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