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Rio Olympics water sports future site

Boats float along the shoreline of the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay on January 21, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The iconic bay will be the site of sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Although Rio's Olympic bid included the promise to clean up the filthy bay, industrial and human pollution still remain a major problem. According to the Deputy State Secretary of Environment just 34% of Rio's sewage is treated while the remainder flows untreated into the waters. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Future site of 2016 Rio Olympics water sports events

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and Guanabara Bay will be the site of water

sport events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Although Rio's Olympic

bid included the promise to clean up the filthy waters, industrial and

human pollution still remain a major problem.

According to the

Deputy State Secretary of Environment just 34% of Rio's sewage is

treated while the remainder flows untreated into the waters. (Getty)