Rio Water Worries Overblown

by Jeb Blunt, Reuters The last thing members of Brazil's Olympic sailing team want to talk about is the water. Presented to the international press as a team for the first time on Wednesday (June 22), the sailors were buffeted with questions about drug-resistant superbacteria and dangerous viruses found at Rio de Janeiro's Olympic water-sports venues. Most of the 15 sailors tried to redirect the conversation to talk about building on Brazil's impressive sailing history, and how to win on courses that may offer the most challenging combination of winds, currents and wave ...

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Eating Like a Champion

While it is quite hard to sail like a champion, there are other parts of a champion's lifestyle that are much more within reach. Like eating. For Helena Scutt, the American crew in the Women's Olympic Skiff event (49erFX), she shared with ESPNW that a good way to kick-start her adrenaline-filled day is with a power blueberry smoothie. "The oats and almonds keep you full for longer," she said. "The cinnamon and turmeric help fight inflammation. And I'm always trying to eat more 'green,' so I love that it gives me a serving of spinach and matcha [a Japanese green-tea ...

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Familiar Faces Lead Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

Cardiff, UK (June 23, 2016) - The Extreme Sailing Series™ saw the start of Act 3 with the familiar faces of Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing Team once again showing their dominance at the front of the fleet. Full report. from Scuttlebutt Sailing News http://ift.tt/28ResoT via IFTTT

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