Rowing races called off

The second day of the 2016 Olympic rowing regatta was called off yesterday due to problems caused by rough weather, organisers announced.

A precise reason was not immediately given for the postponement.

Winds whipped up the waters on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon yesterday morning.

The International Rowing Federation (FISA) said earlier that this had affected the buoy system which marks the course.

The schedule, originally due to start at 8.30am (Rio time) was put back twice before racing was called off for the day. - Reuters.

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