ISAF Executive Committee Discuss Rio 2016 With IOC President

Published on March 9th, 2015

Rio de Janeiro, BRA (March 9, 2015) – On Friday, March 6, ISAF President Carlo Croce and ISAF Vice-President Scott Perry visited the International Olympic Committee (IOC) where they met with IOC President Thomas Bach and members of the IOC staff to discuss the shared concern about pollution in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition is due to be held.

The concern of both the IOC and ISAF centers mainly on the physical objects in the water that can affect the outcome of competition and the contamination of the water that can affect the health of the competitors.

Both the IOC and ISAF are determined that no effort should be spared in addressing both these problems. Representatives of ISAF will be in Rio during the week of March 9 to determine what steps are being taken by the relevant Brazilian authorities to deal with this urgent matter.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place at the Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will feature 380 athletes competing across ten events. Racing is scheduled to take place from August 8-18, 2016 and the competition format for all events is fleet racing.

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