Spanish mining magnate Carlos J. Mijares claims that his company will be able to tap the vast water resources of the southern Andes in the next two years.
Mijares has said that his water will be “the gold standard” for the Rio Olympics, the first event in which gold is the standard medal weight.
But Mijames has also warned that the water will not be available for everyone in the country.
“The water that we drink today will be unavailable in the coming months,” he told a Spanish news outlet.
“If we want to compete, it will be impossible to get enough water from the Andes.”
The Rio Olympics are expected to be held in August 2018, with the final event taking place in the city of Manaus in November.