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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.

Other Sport 05 Oct 2018 | 9:09 PM

Water quality still clouding Olympic swimming venue

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 organisers are determined to stage Olympic swimming events in the city centre Odaiba Marine Park venue despite continuing confusion over the water quality.

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 29 May 2007 | 12:00 AM

Shah Alam may lose host job due to pool’s poor water quality

The Amateur Swimming Union of Malaysia (Asum) are contemplating replacing Shah Alam as hosts for the Malaysian Open championships because of persistent problems with the water quality of the pool in the Darul Ehsan Aquatics Centre.

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.

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 24 Apr 2018 | 6:40 PM

Questions on sailing, triathlon remain for 2020 - IOC's Coates

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 still faces questions on judo, sailing and triathlon, where issues about water quality in particular remain unresolved, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates said on Tuesday with just over two years to prepare.

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.

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.