Brazil’s Olympic Committee to Conduct Viral Test in Waters

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Concerned about reports of athletes becoming ill after participating in water sports test events in Brazil for the 2016 Rio Olympics the Olympic Committee has agreed to conduct viral testing in the waters where the events will be held. The committee was said to be "very concerned" about reports of German sailor, Erik Heil, being admitted into a Berlin hospital with severe skin inflammation following his return from a test event in Brazil.

“The viral tests will be conducted and repeated because the health of the athletes is our number . . .

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