American athletes may miss Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro because of a virus epidemic Zeke in Brazil, reports Reuters with reference to sources in the National Olympic Committee of the USA.
In the discussion during a telephone conference NOC USA in late January, a recommendation was adopted, according to which athletes who do not feel themselves protected from the virus, Zeke, don’t have to go to the Olympics in Brazil.
The fact of such recommendation was confirmed by the President of the American Federation of fencing Donald Anthony.
Earlier, the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach said that all top athletes will take part in the 2016 Games, despite an outbreak of zika fever, notes TASS.
Previously, the government of Brazil stated that neither the athletes nor the majority of the Olympic guests zika virus is not threatening. At the same time, last week the head of the civil Chancellery of the President of Brazil, Jakes Wagner recommended that pregnant women to give up visiting the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro because of a possible virus infection Zeke.