Presence of unexpected guests sparks humorous reaction on social media

Presence of unexpected guests sparks humorous reaction on social media

With the Rio Olympics in full swing, legal talking points at the quadrennial event have centred on athlete doping, but events in the aquatics stadium have also raised eyebrows.

As Michael Phelps added to his record haul of Olympic medals and Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini won her 100m butterfly heat, lifeguards looked on, dressed in red and yellow with whistle and float in hand, ready to rescue those in difficulty.

Under Brazilian law, lifeguards must be present at swimming pools larger than 20 feet by 20 feet.

Anderson Fertes, a...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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