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The Bumpy Road to Rio

As questions swirl, disease spreads and body parts float ashore, Olympic officials still refuse to face the music

The road to Rio is paved with good intentions: NBC features on bubbly gymnasts, comeback tales of swimmers vying for one last glimmer of aquatic glory and unexpected failures in track trials that resign former stars to the wayside of Americans’ collective consciousness. For others, however, the Rio de Janeiro
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‘Praira do Futuro’ is all looks, no substance

“Praia do Futuro” offers an underwhelming experience that can be summed up with its opening sequence: It begins with two motocross riders, seemingly free and invulnerable, cruising along the breathtaking sand dunes in Fortaleza, Brazil, and it ends with one of them drowning in the dominant waters of the ocean.
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