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Athens Canoe Course Worth Its Salt

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Athens Canoe Course Worth Its Salt

Athens Canoe Course Worth Its Salt

Athens Canoe Course Worth Its Salt

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Because Greece is an arid country, organizers of the Athens Olympics had a challenge when it came to designing a whitewater course for the canoe and kayak slalom events. The solution: A unique saltwater course with plastic obstacles to replicate the boulders and banks of a river. Adam Burke reports.