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Filthy water in bay latest problem in Rio

Boats amid an oil slick in Guanabara Bay where the sailing competitions at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be held on May 21.
Boats amid an oil slick in Guanabara Bay where the sailing competitions at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be held on May 21.
(Marcelo Sayao / EPA)

A new pollution problem has surfaced in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Sailors complained about an oil slick that turned white boats brown with crews in town practicing for the Olympics, which open in a month.

It’s yet another in a long list of problems confronting South America’s first Games: the Zika virus, rising crime and violence, budget cuts and slow ticket sales.

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Police investigating possible doping searched the hotel rooms of two Italian athlete managers during the Kenyan Olympic trials and questioned the two men at police headquarters Monday, one of the managers told AP.

The agents, Federico Rosa and his father, Gabriele, represent a number of top Kenyan athletes and previously represented marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, who was banned for doping.

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The International Cycling Union said that Tatiana Antoshina, a road racer on Russia’s national team, has been provisionally suspended after failing a drug test.

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Azerbaijan has said it plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after being stripped of two Olympic weightlifting spots because of doping. The International Weightlifting Federation took two Olympic quota places from Azerbaijan last month after six of its weightlifters failed drug tests at last year’s world championships.

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