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Other Sport 02 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM

Athletes shrug off pollution issues at Rio Olympic test

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Athletes, coaches and organizers at a major test event for next year's Olympic Games shrugged off a simmering dispute over safety at watersports venues by diving into the controversial waters off Copacabana Beach on Saturday.

Swimming 01 Aug 2015 | 1:17 PM

Rio pledges cleaner waters for Olympics next year

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Efforts to improve the water quality for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics are ongoing, Games organizers said on Saturday, adding the welfare of the athletes was a top priority after reports of severe pollution off the shores of the Brazilian metropolis.

Swimming 30 Jul 2015 | 10:02 PM

Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water - AP

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Other Sport 09 Jun 2015 | 2:27 AM

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still concerned about the water pollution in Rio de Janeiro barely one year before it hosts the Olympic Games, its president Thomas Bach said on Monday.

Football 16 Apr 2015 | 5:42 AM

Tons of dead fish cleared from Rio rowing venue

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers cleared up another five tons of dead fish from the shores of a Rio lagoon where Olympic rowing and canoeing events are due to take place in 2016, bringing to 37 tons the amount removed since last week, officials said on Wednesday.

Other Sport 14 Aug 2014 | 11:07 PM

Rio passes first Olympic test, water quality surprises

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro passed its first 2016 Olympics test with the end of an international sailing regatta on Guanabara Bay, one of the most heavily criticised venues in a city under attack for disorganisation and construction delays.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2014 | 11:37 AM

Prognosis for Rio Olympics 'much better' - IOC's Coates

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic chief John Coates, who in April branded preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics as the worst ever, said on Tuesday the prognosis was now "much, much better".

Diving 25 May 2014 | 9:36 PM

Diving may be moved to Alor Setar

THE Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) have given the Perlis Malaysia Games (Sukma) organisers one last chance to complete the State Aquatic centre before the event begins on Tuesday.

Other Sport 24 May 2014 | 6:33 PM

Rio 2016 chief determined Games will be ready on time

ATHENS (Reuters) - Brazil will prove the doubters wrong and deliver the 2016 Olympics on time and within budget, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of the 2016 Rio Games organising committee, has said.

Other Sport 01 May 2014 | 7:18 PM

IOC's Coates says reassured on Rio progress

SYDNEY (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has rowed back on his trenchant criticism of the preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, saying he is certain the city will be able host a "great" event.