Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS): The first official test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be a sailing regatta here in the Guanabara bay next August.
The competition will feature all Olympic sailing categories in weather conditions likely to reflect those of the Games to be held from Aug 5-21, reports Xinhua.
Agberto Guimaraes, sports director of the Rio Games organising committee, said the regatta would also provide a test for the revamped Gloria marina. An additional sailing competition will be staged in August 2015 along with planned trials for beach volleyball and cycling. Other Olympic test events will be held by the end of 2015, Guimaraes added.