‘My boat looks like a toilet’: Rio Olympic sailor reveals boats are being turned BROWN because pollution is so bad

Olympic sailors have complained that their white boats are being turned brown – because the water in Rio is so polluted.

Sailors say an oil slick in Guanabara Bay, the venue for sailing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, is staining their boats as their practice ahead of the Games, which open in a month.

It led one competitor to say it left her boat ‘looking like a toilet’.

Open sewer - Copacabana Beach Rio

Open sewer – Copacabana Beach Rio