Jaques Wagner, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's chief of staff, says it must be explained to athletes and spectators coming to Brazil for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that there is "zero risk" from the Zika virus if they are not a pregnant woman.
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has launched a long-term athlete development programme as part of its “#10golds2024” initiative.
EVEN AS the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Zika virus an international emergency yesterday, officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee were in Brazil seeking to learn, among other things, what measures are being put in place to protect the nation’s athletes from the virus during the August 5-21 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Health minister on WHO global emergency
The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday declared Zika a global public health emergency.
World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams will hope to stake his claim for a place in New Zealand's Olympic team for Rio 2016 when the third Sevens World Series event of the season gets underway in Wellington tomorrow.