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Australian Olympic Committee calls Olympic Village in Rio 'unlivable'

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Officials with the Australian Olympic Committee deemed the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, "unlivable" after visiting over the weekend, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. 

Officials cited significant plumbing and electrical concerns. 

A spokeswoman for the Australian Olympic Committee said there were issues with "blocked toilets, leaking pipes, exposed wiring, darkened  stairwells where no lighting has been installed and dirty floors in need of a massive clean." 

The committee also decided to do a "stress test" to see if the Olympic Village could still function with all of the athletes moved in. 

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Beds stand ready in the bedroom of an apartment of the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5(AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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I sign that reads in Portuguese "A New World" stands in front of the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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A bathroom of an apartment of the Olympic Village stands ready in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Fitness equipment fills a gym at Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 23, 2016. The brand new complex of residential towers are where nearly 11,000 athletes and some 6,000 coaches and other handlers will sleep, eat and train during the upcoming games, that will kickoff on Aug. 5. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

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During the "stress test" officials turned the water on and flushed toilets on multiple floors simultaneously. 

"The system failed," the spokeswoman told The Sydney Morning Herald. "Water came down walls, there was a strong smell of gas in some apartments and there was 'shorting' in the electrical wiring."


Officials said the Australian Olympic team was scheduled to move in, but hasn't due to safety concerns. 

Rio's mayor reportedly responded to the criticism, offering to put a Kangaroo in the village to make them feel at home.

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