Levels of contamination in the Seine remain unsafe for Paris Olympians, report says

June 21, 2024

Levels of contamination in Paris’ River Seine remain unsafe for Olympians to compete with just over a month remaining before the games, according to a monitoring report from the city of Paris.

The report found elevated levels of E. coli bacteria — an indicator of fecal matter — in routine samples collected at several sites along the Seine from June 10 to 16.

During the Olympics, Paris plans for athletes to compete in the Seine for marathon swimming and triathlon events. NBC News