Paris considers alternative plan if River Seine remains unsuitable for Olympic swimming

With three weeks remaining until the Paris Olympics, organisers are developing contingency plans due to ongoing concerns about the safety of the River Seine, which is set to host open-water swimming events during the summer Games.

The latest test results from the monitoring group Eau de Paris, released on Thursday, offer some hope, showing that water pollution levels in the River Seine have improved over the past week.

According to data published by the city of Paris, the concentrations of E.coli and enterococci bacteria were below legal thresholds on six out of nine days between 24 June and 2 July.

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