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Other Sport 18 Nov 2015 | 12:03 AM

Rio rowing venue gets thumbs-up on water quality

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Rowing Federation (FISA) gave a thumbs-up to Rio de Janeiro's much questioned water quality on Tuesday, with a report saying incidences of illness were much lower at the recent world junior championships than in previous years.

Other Sport 03 Nov 2015 | 9:27 PM

Rio rowing venue gets thumbs-up on water quality

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The World Rowing Federation (FISA) gave a thumbs-up to Rio de Janeiro's much questioned water quality on Tuesday, with a report saying incidences of illness were much lower at the recent world junior championships than in previous years.

Other Sport 18 Oct 2015 | 9:42 AM

Australian sailing pressures Rio over water pollution

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic sailing boss Peter Conde has called on the sport to pressure Rio Olympics organisers to clean up water pollution ahead of next year's Games.

Other Sport 02 Sep 2015 | 1:52 AM

Water will be clean in time for Games - Rio 2016 chief

LONDON (Reuters) - The water quality at the Olympic sailing venue in Rio de Janeiro is a serious issue but will be resolved by the time the Games begin next year, Rio Organising Committee president Carlos Nuzman said on Tuesday.

Swimming 29 Aug 2015 | 11:37 PM

Rio 2016 organizers 'extremely concerned' over sick sailor

BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there.

Swimming 28 Aug 2015 | 10:47 PM

German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

BERLIN (Reuters) - German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta there.

Swimming 15 Aug 2015 | 2:02 AM

Sailors take precautions in fear of Rio water

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - International sailors in Brazil for an Olympic test event are taking special supplements and precautionary measures to stop them getting sick during and after the week-long event in Rio de Janeiro's murky waters, team representatives said on Friday.

Football 11 Aug 2015 | 5:57 AM

Rowers ill after Rio rowing event, report says

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Several rowers who competed at the world junior rowing championships in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend suffered from stomach complaints that could be caused by water pollution, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Football 11 Aug 2015 | 5:37 AM

Rowers ill after Rio rowing event, report says

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Several rowers who competed at the world junior rowing championships in Rio de Janeiro at the weekend suffered from stomach complaints that could be caused by water pollution, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Swimming 03 Aug 2015 | 10:17 PM

Rio water quality on agenda as IOC leaves for Brazil

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The water quality for competitors at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee travels to Brazil for talks this week, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.