Paris 2024 Olympics: the water of the Seine is still too polluted to allow triathlon and open water swimming events in a month and a half

Paris 2024 Olympics: the water of the Seine is still too polluted to allow triathlon and open water swimming events in a month and a half
Paris 2024 Olympics: the water of the Seine is still too polluted to allow triathlon and open water swimming events in a month and a half

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The Seine was too polluted on June 16, a month and a half before the Olympic Games (July 26 – August 11), with regard to the criteria for authorizing triathlon and open water swimming events, according to the results of published analyzes Friday.

The soap opera never ends. Will the triathlon and open water swimming events of the Paris Olympic Games (July 26 – August 11) be held in the Seine? As of June 16, the answer is no. According to the latest analyzes carried out this Sunday and published this Friday, June 21, the Seine is still too polluted, according to the health criteria in force, to authorize any sporting competition.

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“To date, the samples in the Seine do not correspond to the standards that we will have this summer”, commented during a press point the regional prefect Marc Guillaume, who said he was “confident, with the Cojo (Committee of “organization), on the holding of the tests at the end of July and beginning of August in the Seine”.

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