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Other Sport 12 Feb 2018 | 11:36 AM

Organisers confirm 177 total norovirus cases at Pyeongchang

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers (POCOG) said on Monday a total of 177 norovirus cases had been confirmed so far at the Games but that the athletic delegations remained unaffected.

Other Sport 10 Feb 2018 | 9:06 AM

Olympics - Norovirus outbreak tapers off as Games get underway

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organisers said on Saturday that 11 new cases of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea had been confirmed at the Games, bringing the total to 139.

Swimming 04 Oct 2017 | 8:45 PM

Tokyo finds high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and faecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon.

Athletics 06 Dec 2016 | 9:57 PM

Rio 2016, the most perfect imperfect Games - IOC

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Rio de Janeiro Olympics may not have been perfect but organisers exceeded expectations given the political and economic situation in the South American country, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Other Sport 12 Aug 2016 | 7:27 AM

Water quality concern moves to pools in latest Rio blunder

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Concerns over water quality at the Olympics have been swirling for months for sailors and rowers, but this week they moved into swimming pools, in the latest embarrassment for Games organisers.

Swimming 11 Aug 2016 | 1:38 AM

Drop in alkalinity to blame for green pool - Rio organisers

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The Rio Olympics diving pool will be back to its blue colour later on Wednesday, Games organisers assured, blaming a drop in alkalinity levels for an uninviting green hue during competition on Tuesday.

Swimming 10 Aug 2016 | 6:17 AM

Swimming pool's green hue stokes puzzlement

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The water in the Olympic diving pool was bright green on Tuesday, baffling at least one competitor who said she could not see her partner underwater, although organisers said that it did not pose any danger to health.

Other Sport 10 Aug 2016 | 5:58 AM

Sailing - Athletes fed up with Rio water-quality complaints

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Despite reports of dangerous levels of pollution in Rio's Guanabara Bay and concerns that floating garbage could damage or slow competitors' boats, sailors at the 2016 Olympics are showing little or no fear of getting into the water.

Other Sport 09 Aug 2016 | 4:58 AM

Sailing - Regatta sets sail on dirty water, tricky winds

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Olympic sailing began an 11-day regatta on Monday with near perfect winds as competitors showed little fear of heading back into waters criticised for sewage-borne pathogens and floating garbage.

Other Sport 08 Aug 2016 | 11:01 PM

Testing the water on Rio's lagoon

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Fernanda Lima is on the frontline of the campaign to ensure that the water of Rio's Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, venue for the Olympic rowing regatta, is safe and clean.