Re: Simple solution
Indeed and speaking of "ponds", the bay they are using for the sailing, rowing competitions is so polluted that there's been warnings issued over it. I'm surprised they're even holding the Olympics and ParaOlympics there.
And then there's the political issues going on with the President allegedly being impeached but not much happening from their Parliament on this and people taking to the streets on a regular basis.
Obviously a bunch of palms have been greased.