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AP Investigation Finds Filthy Rio Water A Threat At 2016 Olympics

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games "are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors," according to the AP. An AP investigation "found dangerously high levels of viruses a...

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