Body Parts Wash Up on Rio’s Shore
Human remains turned up at the venue for the Games’ volleyball matches.
A severed foot and other body parts were found on Copacabana beach Wednesday, adding one more problem to the long list plaguing Rio de Janeiro’s upcoming Summer Olympics.
The mutilated remains were found just a few yards away from where Rio is planning to host its Olympic volleyball games, authorities said. They have not identified who the body parts belonged to, but said they were likely from a woman or young adult.
That on top of the Zika virus, a financial crisis, the Brazilian president’s impeachment, heavy pollution, and a host of other concerns have led many athletes to boycott the Olympics in Rio—but the International Olympic Committee says the games will go on.