Small silvery fish called twaite shad float in the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in the Rio de Janeiro lagoon that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The head of the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee promised that the venue for rowing and canoeing will be safe despite a massive fish die-off in the small lake.

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