Rio’s water not to be blamed for rowers’ illness

One U.S. boat got tipped into the water during the event and one rower went into the water. Afterward, no illnesses widely reported, but some athletes said they were concerned about the water quality.


“We’re not really sure”, Ackerman said. “My own sensation is, I believe it’s in the river”, Ackerman said.

Thirteen of the US team were affected at the World Junior Championships, a test event at the same lagoon that will be used for next year’s Olympics.

Officials say it’s not clear if the young athletes got sick from the pollution in the lake or from food, but U.S. Rowing says it’s investigating.

“As we were lightening oar quickly as children began heading down addresses, we instantly washed hands after arriving off the water”, she said.

Paragliding may not be an Olympic event, but it’s all the rage in Rio, along with several other non-traditional sports.

A year is a long time in sport and the list of Rio medal winners is likely to look very different to those in Kazan.

“The illness is not in excess to other experiences with Australian rowing teams”, said a RA spokesperson. They will talk to the athletes, review protocols for cleanliness.

Even officials have generally shown little confidence in their 80 percent goal, with Rio state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao saying in February: “I don’t know what percent we’ll achieve”.

The encounter that is Americans’ is almost particular to boost more issues for your Olympics.

As for Glória Marina, Victer wonders if people are maligning the water quality out of fear that Brazilian sailors will dominate the competitions there because of their familiarity with the waters.

Others question whether the focus on household sewage and Olympic venues misses more noxious sources of pollution. The examples were examined for rotavirus, in addition to three kinds of adenovirus, enterovirus.

The viruses are known to cause respiratory and digestive illnesses, including diarrhea and vomiting, and can also lead to more serious heart, brain and other diseases.

In two separate emailed statements following the AP study, the World Health Organization affirmed it was advising the global Olympic Committee “to widen the scientific base of indicators to include viruses”. The WHO underscored that it’s really as much as the neighborhood Olympic coordinating board in Rio to-order that viral screening be achieved.

As soon as the world championships concluded on Sunday, swimming’s top nations were setting their sights on an all together different proposition – how to deal with midnight finishes during the Rio 2016 Olympics. The agency confirmed it only does bacterial testing, since that is all Brazilian law, like that of most nations including the U.S., demands.

“We can’t move”, she said.

U.S. Olympic Sailing managing director Josh Adams said July 30 that US Sailing continues to view the Olympic venue at Guanabara Bay as a safe place to sail.


“Peter Cookson, the high performance representative for that Canadian group, stated he’d no problems” in the regatta.

Olympics Late starts for swimmers are a hot topic for Rio 2016 teams