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Swimming 04 Aug 2016 | 6:27 AM

Rio organisers under pressure as Games start looms

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro Olympics organisers remained under pressure to deliver a successful Games two days before they start with questions over water quality, traffic and security dominating the final progress report to the IOC on Wednesday.

Swimming 04 Aug 2016 | 5:39 AM

Rio water as safe as Vancouver, says Canada doctor

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The health risks of competing in the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay at the Rio Olympics are no greater than if swimming in Vancouver, the chief medical officer for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2016 | 4:57 AM

Waterpolo - Virus hits Australian women's Olympics team

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Four members of the 'Aussie Stingers', Australia's women's Olympic water polo team, face 48 hours in medical isolation after suffering an attack of gastroenteritis on their way to Rio.

Swimming 30 Jul 2016 | 9:37 PM

Open water is next big thing for South African Ho

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - The marathon is the blue riband race that brings the athletics programme at the Olympic Games to a fitting close but swimming’s equivalent is still an emerging event and a long way off enjoying the same gravitas, says open water world champion Chad Ho. The South African is part of a 25-man field for the 10-kilometre race on Aug. 16 at Fort Copacabana against the backdrop of the world’s most famous beach which will bring the swimming programme at the Rio Games to a close.

Other Sport 23 Jun 2016 | 6:45 AM

Brazil's sailors say Rio water worries overblown

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The last thing members of Brazil's Olympic sailing team want to talk about is the water.

Swimming 11 Jun 2016 | 6:08 AM

Exclusive - Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant "super bacteria" off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.

Other Sport 19 May 2016 | 8:27 AM

Rio metro will be ready for Olympics - Sports Minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - All infrastructure for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be ready before they begin in August, including a much-delayed metro line, Brazil's newly appointed Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani said in an interview on Wednesday.

Other Sport 03 Mar 2016 | 4:29 AM

BOA issues Zika update to sports bodies

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Olympic Association (BOA) has issued a fresh Zika virus advisory to national governing bodies of sport to reflect changed government advice ahead of the Rio Games in August.

Swimming 24 Feb 2016 | 12:27 AM

Sailors compete with constant health fear in Rio waters

BERLIN (Reuters) - The bad water quality at Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay puts Paralympic sailors in constant fear of their health during competitions with organisers having failed to live up to their promises, Paralympic champion Heiko Kroeger said on Tuesday.

Swimming 14 Jan 2016 | 2:49 AM

Dead fish wash up on shores of Rio bay near Olympic venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of Rio's Guanabara Bay on Wednesday, not far from where events are being held at this year's Olympic Games, environmental officials said.