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Rio 2016 test events

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Olympic champion Dorian van Rijsselberghe and France’s Charline Picon won the RS:X races in Rio on Friday – the first official test event for the 2016 Games.

The competition came under scrutiny due to the pollution found in the waters of Rio’s Guanabara Bay, the same waters where Olympic hopefuls will battle it out two years from now.

This week’s sailing events were the first of 45 Olympic test events to be held in Rio leading up to the Games which will get underway in August 2016.