Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Sailing’ Category

Olympic sailor suffers severe illness from Guanabara Bay

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Doctors for Belgium's Olympic medical team suspect polluted water in Rio's Guanabara Bay is responsible for a serious illness that sapped the strength of Evi Van Acker.

Vaccinations, sanitizers a must for Canadian sailors

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Rio Olympic sailing venue

While beautiful, the Olympic sailing course in Rio has athletes taking precautions for dealing with the venue's polluted waters.

Rio water venues could leave up to 1,400 athletes at risk of illness

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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The view from the Rio Olympic sailing course is "spectacular," but what hides beneath the waters has become troubling for athletes who are hoping to avoid getting sick from the contaminated bay.

9 athletes named to Canada’s Olympic sailing team

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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At 38-years-old Nikola Girke has teamed up with London Olympian Luke Ramsay to take on her fourth Olympic Games.