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Rubbish Rio weather continues to wreak havoc at the Olympics

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Some Olympic athletes aren’t having much luck with the weather in Rio as the day’s rowing was cancelled for the second time and the tennis was delayed.

Due to wind conditions, #Rowing competition for today has been postponed. Updated competition calendar to follow. pic.twitter.com/DwBz1lPaGa

— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 10, 2016

On the opening day rowers complained about the crazy wind whipping across the Lagoa which lead to the abandonment of Sunday’s racing.

Seriously, #rowing at #Rio2016 has been kind of disappointing with the weather problems, cancelling and all that. #Olympics

— Catherine Fontaine (@cath_fontaine) August 10, 2016

#rowing is getting hammered by the weather at #Rio2016 – such a shame for athletes having to deal with it.

— Catherine Serex (@CatherineTSerex) August 10, 2016

🌬 Didn't anyone tell the weather gods that the Olympics are happening? #rowing #Rio2016 #sheesh

— Eddie Vaughan (@E_Vaughan) August 10, 2016

And the same has happened again as the wet weather was declared too bad to race in, meaning Team Ireland will have to wait a little longer to see whether they can claim a final place.

(Matt York/AP)

The rain also affected the tennis with the start of play being pushed back due to the soggy scenes.

Cue lots of volunteers desperately mopping up the court with towels.

(Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Yes it might well be mid-winter in Rio right now but STILL, how can Irish weather ever be better than Brazil?

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