France, May 27 -- The planned session involves technical tests to measure the distance between the boats taking part in the parade on the Seine on 26 July.

Due to heavy rainfall in recent weeks, the flow of the Seine is almost five times higher than usual for the month of May.

Navigation conditions are therefore very different from those expected for the day of the opening ceremony of the Paris Games.

Given the incomparable conditions, "there's no point in doing a test," a member of the Games' Organising Committee (Cojo) told France Info public radio.

Other dates had been earmarked for the tests, Cojo said.

'No worries' For the organising committee, there is no risk involved in waiting until the last minute to test the manoeuvres an...