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2020 Olympic rowing venue opens in Tokyo Bay

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Built by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, .....

Actually it should read "Built by the citizens of Tokyo, ....

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What exactly did they build?

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Laying buoys in a straight line in shallow water doesn't seem like that much of a milestone to me. The venue doesn't seem to have much wind protection. The southerly winds howl up Tokyo bay through summer. Let's hope it's not a windy week for the Olympic events or many boats will get swamped in the chop.

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The rowing site has been free of water-quality issues, which plagued rowing and sailing in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Really?

"In October 2017, organizers said the water had high levels of E. coli and other fecal coliform bacteria — as much as 20 times the accepted limit for the former and seven times for the latter. E. coli is found in the environment, food and the intestines of people and animals; some strains can cause diarrhea or serious illness. The presence of E. coli and other coliform bacteria in water is “a strong indication of recent sewage or animal waste contamination,” according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2018/09/15/lifestyle/ensuring-tokyo-bay-fit-swimming-ahead-2020-olympics/

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Really?

Hold your nose and drink the water Alfie.

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