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Swimming 04 Oct 2017 | 8:45 PM

Tokyo finds high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and faecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon.

Cricket 02 Jun 2017 | 1:02 AM

Afghanistan scraps cricket ties with Pakistan after Kabul blast

(Reuters) - The cricket boards of Pakistan and Afghanistan have cancelled all proposed fixtures between the two countries following Wednesday's truck bomb in Kabul.

Other Sport 23 Aug 2016 | 7:32 AM

Brazil didn't mess up Games, nor did it make most of them

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As the Olympic hoardings are taken down in Rio de Janeiro and the Carnival atmosphere subsides, there is relief that cash-strapped Brazil avoided making a mess of the Games but also a nagging suspicion it did not make the most of them either.

Other Sport 23 Aug 2016 | 2:19 AM

Sailing - Britain and Netherlands lead 17-nation medal split

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Seventeen nations split the 30 sailing medals awarded at the 2016 Olympic regatta that began with concerns about polluted waters and ended with medal winners jumping into Guanabara Bay to celebrate.

Swimming 20 Aug 2016 | 5:48 AM

U.S. swimmers' tall tale touches a raw nerve in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When an angry crowd of Brazilians jeered U.S. Olympic gold medal swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, calling them 'liars' and giving one of them a tug on the ear, the young Americans looked shocked by the ferocity of their reaction.

Other Sport 15 Aug 2016 | 8:48 AM

Sailing - Brazil sailboarders slam Rio state on water problems

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian men's RS:X sailboarding finalist Ricardo Santos slammed the Rio de Janeiro state government for failing to keep promises to find lasting solutions to water pollution on Guanabara Bay, the beautiful but often stunningly filthy Olympic sailing venue.

Other Sport 13 Aug 2016 | 10:28 PM

Rio's legacy - a highway where Games buses and local anger collide

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ester Silva curses the Olympic Games as another bus rumbles over a new elevated highway that passes by her slum in Rio de Janeiro, sending a tremor through her brittle brick house.

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.