NZ Herald – From Bernie Wilson, AP San Diego:
SAN DIEGO (AP) ” The International Sailing Federation announced Wednesday that CEO Peter Sowrey has resigned after just five months on the job.
ISAF, tasked with staging an Olympic regatta in the sewage-infested waters in Rio de Janeiro in eight months, didn't offer an explanation other than that Sowrey “has now decided to pursue other challenges suited to his background.”
Federation spokesman Malcolm Page didn't return an email seeking further comment.
W. Scott Perry, a member of ISAF's executive committee, declined comment, referring questions to an outside agency.
That agency simply repeated what was in the ISAF statement.
On Wednesday, The Associated Press released results of a new round of testing that shows Rio's Olympic waterways are as rife with pathogens far offshore as they are nearer land, where raw sewage flows into them from fetid rivers and storm drains. That means there is no dilution factor in the bay or lagoon where events will take place and no less risk to the health of athletes like sailors competing farther from the shore.
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