General view of buildings at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, Pool)
Felipe Dana, Pool
July 26, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Olympic team of Belarus has branded the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia refused to check its athletes in over health concerns.

It has complained about having no hot water, only sometimes cold water, and a failing sewage system.

Posting pictures on its website of dirty windows and a filthy shower the Belarus Olympic Committee says ''there remains much for the Rio organizing committee to do so that the living conditions meet sanitary requirements.''

Australia's athletes refused to move into the village on Sunday, with delegation head Kitty Chiller saying water leaks and electrical problems had ''endangered'' athletes.

However, Chiller since said she expects the Australians to move in Wednesday, after having paid for hotel accommodation for athletes and cleaning services.

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