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Olympic committee will not test Rio waters for viruses

International Olympic Committee representatives have paid a ninth visit to Rio de Janeiro to evaluate progress of preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro. Image by Ramon Llorensi / CC BY 2.0

Testing of the waters for viruses has been ruled out and executives from the IOC assure that the waters are safe for athletes, despite reports from local authorities about debris and high levels of disease-causing viruses present in the waters. Read more: riotimesonline.com