Olympian says worst part of scrutinized Rio Olympic Village is no 'Pokemon Go'

There has been no shortage of complaints about the athletes village at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Most countries' athletes are complaining about the unlivable rooms full of leaking plumbing and electrical shorts. Australia even refused to let their more than 700 athletes and staff stay in the dorms until improvements have been made.

That's of no concern to American diver Abby Johnston, though. She just wants to catch Pokemon.

Johnston isn't the only athlete to complain about the absence of Pokemon Go, the world's favorite mobile game. Olympians like French canoeist Matthieu Peche have also voiced their concern.

A couple weeks ago, Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes pleaded with Nintendo to bring the game to Brazil in time for the Olympics.

Looks like there are about 10 days left for his prayers to be answered.

Show Comments Hide Comments
Our Latest Stories