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Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organizers 'Extremely Concerned' Over Sick Sailor

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Heil, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital for several infections, ...

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