Brazil dismisses Rio 2016 Olympics water pollution worries

BBC News, 8/3/2014

The organisers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have dismissed concerns about water pollution in the bay where sailing events will be held.

Brazilian officials said recent tests show that the waters in Guanabara Bay meet international standards.

The first official test event – for the sailing competitions – went ahead on Sunday below the Sugar Loaf mountain.

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