Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Chef De Mission Says Problems at Olympic Village Are Being Fixed

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Chef De Mission Says Problems at Olympic Village Are Being Fixed

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Canadian athletes moving into Olympic Village

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TORONTO - Canada's chef de mission for the Rio Olympics says while there are issues with the Olympic Village, they are not out of the norm for the run-up to Games.

"We've got a team of 70 people on the ground. There's certainly been what's been reported. There's been some issues," said Curt Harnett, a three-time Olympic medallist in track cycling who competed in four Games. "Nothing that we didn't expect.

"You expect them at pretty much every environment when you stress-test things -- sometimes things happen."

The Australian delegation was the first to raise complaints about the village, saying water leaks and electrical problems had "endangered" athletes. Belarus then branded the village unsanitary, citing no hot water, only occasional cold water, and a failing sewage system. …

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