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World Rowing to seek viral testing in Rio Olympic waters

The head of the governing body of world rowing said Tuesday he will ask for viral testing at the rowing venue for next year's Rio Olympics, and he expects all other water sports in Rio to follow suit. The move comes after an Associated Press investigation last week showed a serious health risk to about 1,400 Olympic athletes who will compete at water venues around Rio that are rife with human waste and sewage. The Rio Olympics open in one year, Aug. 5, 2016. Following AP's study, the World Health Organization advised the International Olympic Committee to analyze viral levels in Rio waters. "Together with the WHO and the IOC, we're going to follow what they say,"...