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Olympic leaders say Zika virus won't put damper on Summer Games

Olympic leaders say Zika virus won't put damper on Summer Games

Though the World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus a global emergency, Olympic leaders do not expect that athletes will be scared away from the 2016 Summer Games.

The Rio de Janeiro competition will take place next summer in a country where a recent cluster of neurological disorders linked to the mosquito-borne illness has prompted concern.

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"We welcome this decision by the World Health Organization because it allows us to raise more awareness and provide even more resources to fight the virus," Thomas Bach, president of the International...

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