Major Health Concerns About the Water in Rio Where Olympics to Take Place

On the eve of the summer Olympics, ABC News discovered the water is teaming with organisms whose presence would cause beach closures in the U.S.
1:32 | 08/05/16

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Turned to real tonight in the major health concern they are on the eve of the Summer Olympics tonight we have the results of an ABC news investigation. Our testing contaminated water were 14100 athletes are preparing now to compete. The findings would force many beaches here in the US to close. ABC's Matt government in real force tonight. On the eve of the opening ceremonies here are a reality check on that Warner. No chief medical editor doctor Richard Spencer took samples along the shoreline of want to borrow bay. In Copacabana Beach were multiple events including swimming and beach volley ball will take place. Our samples found the water was teeming with organisms which would close many US beaches the sample with the bay had. Fecal bacteria more than forty times higher than would be considered contaminated in some US states might feeds. I would then let them go. Entered his waters so much of Rio shoreline looks like this with nothing to hold back the garbage and the sewage and of course there's that stated smell. Just around the bend from where we all right now is where those athletes will be competing. Athletes like volleyball player broke sweat still the shrugging off threat and a not concerned that the buyers might still be clinging to it like getting your mouth your membranes. Now. Gave it we reached out to the IOC for comment but they didn't get back to us in the past they've said that stadiums like the one behind me and the water out there. All are safe for competition David back up in covering the Olympics in real force Matt thank you.

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