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A look at Rio’s Olympic village

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A look at Rio’s Olympic village

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>> Olympic organizers opening up the lavish Olympic village to the press and the people living under a new state of financial emergency in Rio are not happy with it. The athlete's village is the largest in the history of the games and will host more than 18,000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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Reuters Kau Sarge took a tour.>> It has 31 buildings with 17 floors each and it's really big. It's a massive compound. The residence, once they started working, is going to be the biggest residence in the world with more than 22,000 square meters. The apartments are pretty basic, all of the apartments have two bathrooms with two beds each and air condition and a tv and a small kitchen for the athletes.
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And the doors are kinda bigger for the paralympians and people with disabilities. There are temporary buildings for clinics, restaurants, and common area with video games, musical instruments, and some things for fun for the athletes.>> And that doesn't even include the beauticians, psychologists, a multi-faith religious center, swimming pools, and tennis courts.
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> We are in what many people consider the most beautiful, the best Olympic village ever.>> But even though officials are touting the village as extraordinary, it's been a costly venture, one that most Brazilians don't approve. The price tag so far for the Olympics is estimated to be at $9.8 billion.
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And just last week Rio's governor requested federal funds to keep public services up and running during the games that start on August 5th. Rio is expecting about 500,000 foreign visitors during the Olympics, which has coincided with Brazil's worst recession since the 1930s, and a political crisis that, last month, lead to the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.