You can’t get there from here … if you keep it in the ground

Brazil is huge. And Rio de Janeiro, the site of the 2016 Olympic Games, is located on the southeast coast of this enormous country. So unless the 10,500 athletes and 500,000 Olympic tourists who have flocked to Rio had trudged through the jungle or hopped a steamer to get there, the chances are very good that they booked a commercial flight.

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Drawing a bright (colored) line between the ancient and modern Olympic Games

During the ancient Olympic Games, long before petchems made modern life possible, there was a very limited selection of Olympic sports to choose from. Because there were no petchem products, Olympic competition was pretty much limited to running races, wrestling, and throwing things.

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