The Olympic sailing course, this year, is a sink of rubbish which endangers the arranging of the event. A brand new snapshot from the coast of Rio de Janeiro shows the water cluttered with waste. It arouses concerns regarding athletes’ health during the Olympic Games.
Two months back, a disposed lounge was detected among debris at Guanabara Bay course. Also, 2 sailors sounded off of viral infections after a test event in August. Independent water examinations of Guanabara Bay arranged by Associated Press over the last year reveals disease triggering viruses connected to human sewage at levels thousands of times above which is considered alarming in European nations as well as in the United States.
Sailing bodies have asked the organizers of the Rio Games to move the event. Peter Sowrey, the former chief executive of World Sailing, stated that he was relieved from his position after he tried to knock down Guanabara Bay from the yachting schedule.
Around 1500 sailors will take part in the events at the bay. Heiko Kroeger, Germany’s sailor of the year, is utterly horrified by ‘disgusting’ quality of the water. Kroeger, who has one arm, won the Paralympic gold at Sydney in the year 2000 in 2.4 meter 1-person keelboat class and he is a Rio medal hopeful. He told that sewage, domestic waste, used condoms, and dead rats and fish – the condition is really horrible. There are a lot of good reasons for a boycott the event, but the call is in DSOB’s hand.