Rio's mayor admits city will miss water cleanup targets set for Olympics

March 24, 2015 6:41 AM

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Rio's mayor admits city will miss water cleanup targets set for Olympics

March 23, 2015: This aerial view shows polluted water flowing from the Barra channel to the Barra beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO – With 500 days to go until the 2016 Olympics begin, Rio de Janeiro's mayor acknowledged Monday that the much-touted goal of cleaning up the city's blighted waterways for the games would likely not be met.

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