RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- The first official test event for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be a sailing regatta in the city's Guanabara bay next August, local officials said on Thursday.
The competition will feature all OIympic sailing categories in weather conditions likely to reflect those of the Games, to be held from August 5-21.
Agberto Guimaraes, sports director of the Rio Games organizing 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 said.