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Sport News Update, what you need to know

AAP logoAAP 1/08/2016

OLYMPICS - Just days ahead of the Olympic Games, the waterways of Rio de Janeiro have been deemed as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage, according to a study commissioned by The Associated Press. Tests indicate some 1,400 athletes are at risk of getting violently ill in water competitions and tourists also face potential health risks on the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana.

OLYMPICS - Four Australian women's water polo players will be quarantined from their Olympic teammates for two days after falling ill in Rome with a gastro illness.

OLYMPICS - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has defended the timing of a damning report on doping in Russia, a day after the International Olympic Committee blamed it for the uncertainty surrounding Russian athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Games. The independent McLaren report published earlier this month sparked a series of sanctions days before the start of the games.

OLYMPICS - Australian tennis sisters Anastasia and Arina Rodionova have been called up to the Olympic Games and will be rushed to Rio due to the late withdrawal of another team.

OLYMPICS - Rafael Nadal has conceded he is unsure he will be able to represent Spain at the Rio Olympics as concerns around a wrist injury that forced him out of the French Open linger.

CRICKET - Newly re-signed Australian coach Darren Lehmann has lambasted his batsmen's efforts in the first Test against Sri Lanka as not up to scratch ahead of this week's second Test in Galle.

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