Aug 5, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 5, 2016

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On this Olympics-themed edition of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood speaks with NYU professor Lee Igel about the socioeconomic and health concerns surrounding the games. Newsweek senior writer Zoë Schlanger joins Molly to discuss the problems with water at…

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Marketplace Quiz: Gymnast Sam Mikulak on his road to Rio

Aug 5, 2016
Olympic gymnast Sam Mikulak talks toys, toothbrushes and competition.
Sam Mikulak of the United States prepares for the rings during a training session before the start of the Summer Olympic games at Rio Olympic Arena on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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Rio's water problems go far beyond the Olympics

Aug 5, 2016
The games may be shining a light on a clean water crisis, but the problems don't end when the Olympics are over.
Athletes practice on Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, the site of the Olympic rowing venue for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games on on August 5, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

 
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Bribes are as old as the Olympics

Aug 5, 2016
Even in ancient Greece, bribes and corruption were part of the deal.
An artist rendering of ancient Olympia.
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On this Olympics-themed edition of Marketplace Weekend, guest host Molly Wood speaks with NYU professor Lee Igel about the socioeconomic and health concerns surrounding the games. Newsweek senior writer Zoë Schlanger joins Molly to discuss the problems with water at the Rio Olympics and how the games have brought global water issues to light.  Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson weighs in on how athletes use new technology, Andy Uhler talks Olympic golf, and Nigel Crowther, professor of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, speaks with Molly about the history of bribery at the Olympic games.