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Rio official says there’s ‘no plan B’ for Olympic sailing

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 photo, boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged at a Friday, Jan. 23rd press conference, 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. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — 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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Brazil official: Rio won’t meet Olympic water cleanup pledge

In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 photo, boys play next to an abandoned boat, on the garbage-littered shore of Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Janeiro state's top environmental official acknowledged at a Friday, Jan. 23rd press conference, 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. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro will not make good on its Olympic pledge of slashing the flow of raw sewage and garbage into the Guanabara Bay, where the 2016 games’ sailing and wind surfing competitions are to be held, the state’s top environmental official acknowledged Friday.

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