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2016 Games: Olympic marina inaugurated in filth of Rio bay

Rubbish, waste and worse are visible in the sea and on the nearby downtown Flamengo beach.

Apr 08, 2016, 16:45 PM IST

2016 Rio: Former Sailing chief 'voted out for trying to oust polluted Olympic venue'

Peter Sowrey, who left in December, told the AP news agency that he had been told "to gag myself" on the subject, and that the board had found him "way too aggressive".

Jan 27, 2016, 23:56 PM IST

Rio 2016 organizers claim water in competition area to be clean

The Rio 2016 Olympics Organizing Committee claimed that water quality in the competition area meets the requirements of the WHO.

Oct 18, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

German sailor Erik Heil suffers leg infection from 2016 Rio Olympics test regatta

German sailor Erik Heil has ended up needing hospital treatment for a serious skin infection after competing in a test regatta at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Aug 28, 2015, 18:16 PM IST

Trash forces sailing test venue switch

Floating trash in Rio de Janeiro`s picturesque but polluted Guanabara Bay has forced organizers to switch venues for an Olympic sailing test event.

Aug 25, 2015, 09:14 AM IST

Olympics could `paralyze` Rio airport: Airlines

 Planned closure of airspace over Rio`s Guanabara Bay during sailing competitions at next year`s Olympics would "paralyze" air travel and affect more than 150,000 passengers, airlines said Friday.

Aug 22, 2015, 01:52 AM IST

Pre-Olympic sailors embark on Rio warmup

The world`s best racing sailors dueled each other, tricky winds, currents -- and floating garbage -- on Rio`s iconic Guanabara Bay in a warmup Saturday for next year`s Olympics.

Aug 16, 2015, 10:02 AM IST

Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest at Olympic contest site

Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio`s filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year`s  at to protest the authorities` failure to tackle severe pollution.

Aug 09, 2015, 10:01 AM IST

Rio sailors embark on anti-pollution protest

Yachts and fishing boats converged Saturday on Rio`s filthy Guanabara Bay, the site of next year`s Olympic sailing contests, to protest the authorities` failure to tackle severe pollution.

Aug 09, 2015, 03:21 AM IST

No worries for 2016 Rio Olympics: IOC president Thomas Bach

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach has said he does not worry about the fate of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, insisting all doubts about the city's capability to host the mega event will be addressed by the time the event begins.

Aug 05, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Rio pledges cleaner waters for Olympics next year

Efforts to improve the water quality for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics are ongoing, Games organisers said on Saturday, adding the welfare of the athletes was a top priority after reports of seve

Aug 01, 2015, 14:36 PM IST

2016 Rio Games: Olympic athletes not worried about polluted waters

Olympic sailors are not worried about getting sick during the Rio Olympics next year in spite of reports that waters where the sailing events will take place have pollution levels equivalent to raw sewage, competitors told Reuters on Thursday. Tests conducted by the Associated Press found levels of disease-causing viruses as much as 1.7 million times the level that would be considered hazardous on a Southern California beach.

Jul 30, 2015, 21:41 PM IST

Polluted bay biggest problem for Rio games: IOC

Cleaning up the dangerously polluted Guanabara Bay in the next year for sailing events is the biggest challenge facing Rio de Janeiro Olympic organisers, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday.

Jul 29, 2015, 14:33 PM IST

Pollution won`t sink Rio Olympics sailing: organizers

Sailors at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be protected by a fleet of special trash collecting boats, organizers said Thursday, admitting there is no time to resolve a serious pollution pr

Jul 10, 2015, 04:17 AM IST

2016 Rio Olympics preparations racing ahead: Organizers

The organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said Thursday that preparations for the world`s biggest sporting event are racing ahead.

Jul 09, 2015, 23:44 PM IST

IOC still concerned about Rio water pollution

The International Olympic Comittee (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.

Jun 09, 2015, 03:10 AM IST

Official issues Rio 2016 sailing warning to Guanabara Bay

Guanabara Bay in the state of Rio could be stripped of hosting Rio 2016 Olympic sailing events if action isn't taken to clean the venue's polluted waters, an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) official has warned.

Apr 26, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Thousands of dead fish foul Rio rowing venue

 Thousands of dead fish have washed up over the past week in a lagoon in Rio de Janeiro that will host rowing and canoeing events at next year`s Olympic Games.

Apr 17, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Tons of dead fish cleared from Rio Olympics rowing venue

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.

Apr 16, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

Water pollution tricky issue for Rio de Janerio Olympic Games

With the Olympic Games just 17 months away, the Rio de Janeiro authorities in Brazil are under pressure to clean the polluted Olympic sailing venue Guanabara Bay.

Mar 11, 2015, 16:08 PM IST