News Are the Rio Olympics being run by the Wack Pack? Jaguar Shot At Olympic Torch Ceremony

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    A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said.

    The jaguar was killed Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center, when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said.

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    “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs and our values,” the local organizing committee Rio 2016 said in a statement, adding “We guarantee that there will be no more such incidents at Rio 2016.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brazil-jaguar-olympics_us_5769a0a9e4b09926ce5ce33e?section=
     
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    The use of Juma, as the jaguar was known, at the event was illegal, according to Ipaam, the Amazonas state government environmental authority that oversees the use of wild animals.

    “No request was made to authorize the participation of the jaguar “Juma” in the event of the Olympic torch,” Ipaam said in a statement.

    Ipaam said it is investigating the incident.
     
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    It probably had Zika anyway :coffee:
     
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    Oh, there will be many more "incidents". This is just the beginning. I shudder to think just how bad this is gonna go.
     
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    the world is too fucked up for the olympics
     
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    This. Such a sham
     
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    My friends mail order bride is from there. You should hear her defend this place
     
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    Let the shit show begin
     
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    Oh this is going to be a disaster
     
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    really any pictures
     
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    Brazil is a shit hole. The Olympics are doomed! :grad:
     
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    These morons haven't even finished building bridges, buildings and bike paths not to mention it's swarming with Zika! :jj:

    FUCK BRAZIL!
     
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    The robberies are already underway - last month and this past weekend.

    More Olympians robbed at gunpoint in Rio ahead of Games

    SYDNEY - After two members of the Australian Paralympic sailing squad were robbed at gunpoint, Australia's Olympic team leader is urging Brazilian authorities to implement Olympic-scale security now in Rio de Janeiro "before an athlete gets hurt."
    ...
    Last month, Spain's Olympic gold-medal winning sailor Fernando Echavarri and two companions said they were held up at gunpoint by five young men in Rio.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/australian-paralympic-olympians-robbed-gunpoint-rio/
     
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    Yeah. I do feel bad for the athletes. It's easy for everyone to say "just don't go" but then I realized that athletes trained their entire lives for this moment in their prime, and they only have a small window of a few years where they will be at their peak physical fitness.

    I bet most of them are willing to get zika.

    Still, this is gonna be shit
     
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    As long as the right Olympics officials get the right payoffs, not a goddamn thing matters. They'd hold the Olympics in Liberty City if the right palms got greased.
     
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    Amazon jaguar shot dead after Olympic torch ceremony

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A jaguar featured at an Olympic torch ceremony was shot dead by a soldier shortly after the event in the Brazilian Amazon city of Manaus as the animal escaped from its handlers, an army statement said.

    The jaguar was killed on Monday at a zoo attached to a military training center when a soldier fired a single pistol shot after the animal, despite being tranquilized, approached the soldier, the army said.

    “We made a mistake in permitting the Olympic torch, a symbol of peace and unity, to be exhibited alongside a chained wild animal. This image goes against our beliefs and our values,” the local organizing committee Rio 2016 said in a statement, adding: "We guarantee that there will be no more such incidents at Rio 2016.”

    A smiling yellow jaguar known as Ginga is the mascot of the Brazilian Olympic team.

    The shooting caused uproar among animal rights groups, which questioned why the animal was involved in the Olympic event.

    "When will people (and institutions) stop with this sick need to show power and control by confining, taming and showcasing wild animals?" the Rio de Janeiro-based animal rights group Animal Freedom Union said on its Facebook page.

    The jaguar is a nearly threatened species that has already been wiped out in Uruguay and El Salvador, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

    The use of Juma, as the jaguar was known, at the event was illegal, according to Ipaam, the Amazonas state government environmental authority that oversees the use of wild animals.

    "No request was made to authorize the participation of the jaguar "Juma" in the event of the Olympic torch," Ipaam said in a statement.

    Ipaam said it is investigating the incident.

    (This article has corrected the headline to clarify that jaguar was shot after the torch ceremony, not at the ceremony)

    (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Dan Grebler)
     
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    (This article has corrected the headline to clarify that jaguar was shot after the torch ceremony, not at the ceremony)
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