Rio defends Olympic aquatic venues

  • Officials in Rio de Janeiro have rebuffed claims from swimming's world governing body FINA that aquatic events of the 2016 Olympic were being treated with "disrespect". In a letter sent to organisers on Monday and republished by media on Wednesday, FINA criticised the seating capacity of the main pool and warned that pollution posed a health risk in open water swimming events, reports Xinhua. Source: IANS