Dirty wa­ter

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

More than 10,000 ath­letes hail­ing from over 200 coun­tries are ex­pected to com­pete in the Aug. 5-21, 2016, games. Nearly 1,400 of them will come into con­tact with wa­ters con­tam­i­nated by ram­pant sewage pol­lu­tion, as they sail in the Gua­n­abara Bay; swim off of Copaca­bana Beach; and ca­noe and row on the brack­ish wa­ters of the Ro­drigo de Fre­itas Lake. And start­ing next week, hun­dreds of ath­letes will take to the wa­ters in Olympic trial events.

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