By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives of the International Olympic Committee have visited Rio de Janeiro for the ninth time to evaluate progress of the preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games and have ruled out testing the waters in the city for viruses. Controversy about the water quality in Rio had arisen again after AP had ordered independent tests with devastating results.

Executives from the IOC continue to assure that the waters in Rio are safe for athletes, despite confessions from Rio authorities about not reaching their initial Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here