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U.S. Olympic officials clarify briefing on Zika virus

U.S. Olympic officials clarify briefing on Zika virus

Responding to a news report on Monday, U.S. Olympic officials say it is “100% inaccurate” that they suggested American athletes might consider skipping the 2016 Summer Olympics because of fears about the Zika virus.

The report stemmed from a teleconference involving the U.S. Olympic Committee and various sports federations. Because the virus is prevalent in Brazil, where the Games will be held, the USOC said it briefed the federations on Zika recommendations issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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