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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.