Water pollution protests take place ahead of Olympic trials

A flotilla of boats and other water craft cruised 7 miles across Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay on Saturday to protest water pollution a year ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Guanabara Bay.

Guanabara Bay. Image by Raoni / CC BY 2.0

Demonstrators expressed concern over the health of athletes taking part in the Olympic sailing competitions, as trials for events begin next Saturday. Rio authorities initially promised the bay would be cleaned up in time for the games, but recent reports show that these targets will not be met. Read more: bbc.com

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