31 Jul '15, 1pm

AP Investigation Reveals Olympic Athletes Will Swim in 'Raw Sewage' in Rio Waterways

Many officials are obviously concerned about the safety of the athletes, many of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea, according to the AP. The investigation is the first to look for both bacteria and viruses present in the water. Brazilian officials and the medical director of the International Olympic Committee claim that the water is on track to be safe for the competitors, but neither Brazil nor the Olympic Committee test for viruses, only bacteria.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/07/31/olympic-athletes-rio-raw-s...