The second day of the 2016 Olympic rowing regatta was called off on Sunday due to problems caused by rough weather, organizers announced.

A precise reason was not immediately given for the postponement. Winds whipped up the waters on the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in the morning. The International Rowing Federation (FISA) said earlier this had affected the buoy system which marks the course.

The schedule, originally due to start at 8.30 am local time (0730 ET), was put back twice before racing was called off for the day.

(Editing by Clare Fallon)