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Mixed feelings about sailing in polluted Rio bay
Mixed feelings about sailing in polluted waters at venue for 2016 Olympics in Rio
By STEPHEN WADE
Associated Press
2014-08-04 03:01 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Josh Adams expressed mixed feelings about sailing in polluted Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the site of the city's first test event, which started Sunday.

Adams, managing director of the American Olympic sailing team, likes that Guanabara is located in the heart of Rio and is a familiar venue to world sailors. It means sailors will be in the host city and not lodged on a coast hours away from the action.

On the other hand, American sailing officials have hired medical experts to test the water in Guanabara, which has suffered from decades of untreated human waste being poured into the bay. Adams says tests showed the water to be "contaminated," prompting what he termed "preventive measures."

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