A paratriathlete swims in the waters of Copacabana Beach during the Paralympic Triathlon test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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The water quality for competitors at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics will be on the agenda when the International Olympic Committee travels to Brazil for talks this week, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday.Bach is leaving for the Brazilian city later in the day to attend celebrations marking the one year countdown to the Games on Aug. 5 and said pollution would be discussed with Rio 2016 officials.Rio officials have started test events, including sailing, as they prepare competition venues for the first Olympics to be held on the South American continent.
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