US athletes can skip 2016 Rio Olympics if worried about Zika

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has told the country’s sport federations that potential 2016 Brazil Olympics participants should stay at home if they “feel uncomfortable” about the Zika virus threat.

The USOC held a conference call late in January to inform sport federations of the possible hazards that going to the Brazil Olympics may involve, Reuters reports citing two people who took part in the call.

According to president and chairman of the board of USA Fencing, Donald Anthony, USOC instructions suggested that those who “don’t feel comfortable going” to the Rio games should not attend.

-More at RT


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