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8 Feb, 2016
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U.S. athletes should consider not attending Olympics

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Reports say The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes and staff concerned for their health over the Zika virus should consider not going to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August. The message was delivered in a conference call involving USOC officials and leaders of U.S. sport federations in late January, according to two people who participated in the call. Federations were told that:

[No one one should go to Brazil] if they don’t feel comfortable going. Bottom line.

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