Rubbish on Guanabara Bay
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Rio Olympics: Regatta waters 'substandard and unhealthy'

International sailors, hoping to be selected for the Rio Olympics in 2016, are having to train in substandard and often unhealthy conditions.

Many athletes, including a large British squad, are currently taking part in a pre-Olympic regatta in Rio's Guanabara Bay.

They have told the BBC they are risking serious illness every time they compete in the highly polluted waters.

From Rio, Wyre Davies reports.

  • 10 Jan 2014
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