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'No plan B' for Olympic sailing in Rio

boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 20. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged that the Olympic pledge of slashing by 80 percent the levels of pollution flowing into the trash- and raw sewage-filled Guanabara Bay is unattainable by next year's summer games.

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boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jan. 20. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged that the Olympic pledge of slashing by 80 percent the levels of pollution flowing into the trash- and raw sewage-filled Guanabara Bay is unattainable by next year's summer games.



RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizers said Tuesday they have "no plan B" for the 2016 games' sailing competitions, despite a recent admission by the state's top environment official that it will be impossible to meet pledges to clean up the raw sewage- and trash-filled waters where the events are to be staged...

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