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A spectator takes in the view of Lagoa de Freitas Lagoon, where controversy is mounting over allegedly dangerous levels of sewage for Rio water events.

The controversy over the water quality at future Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro rumbles on, with FISA forced to respond to an Associated Press report published at the end of July. The report draws more attention to the faecal matter present in the lagoon, quoting marine biologist John Griffith from the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, as saying, "What you have there is basically raw sewage."

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Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more. Highlights this month: - The World's Fastest Woman: New Zealand's Emma Twigg profiled - From Bled to Aiguebelette: The World Cup Reviews - Danish Determination: Henrik Stephansen’s remarkable recovery - Husky Power: Michael Callahan and the University of Washington