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Brazilian Health Minister Claims Zika Cases Have Fallen 90 Percent in Rio de Janeiro

Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros has said that the number of Zika virus cases recorded in Rio de Janeiro has fallen 90 per cent...

Zika, Zika, Zika and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are right around the corner, running August 5-21, 2016. The alarm is ringing loud and clear, as there are many different...

McIlroy Considering Rio 2016 Withdrawal Due to Zika Virus

World number three Rory McIlroy has hinted he may turn down the chance to represent Ireland at this year’s Olympic Games due to heightened...

Rio 2016 downplay concerns over mosquito infestation in warm-up pool

Rio 2016 bosses have downplayed concerns that the warm-up swimming pool for the Olympic Games is battling a mosquito infestation. Brazil’s Leonardo de Deus, who...

Zika risk is minimal, says Australian Olympic team’s medical director

The medical director of the 2016 Australian Olympic team (AOT) insists the country’s athletes can head to Rio de Janeiro for this year’s Olympic...

USOC chief executive claims to be unaware of “single athlete” planning to miss Rio...

United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun has moved to downplay the risk of Zika virus in the face of a multitude...

Rio 2016 Zika virus and water contamination

We keep hearing that the Zika virus and water quality is not as bad as portrayed in the news; additionally today it was reported...

USOC set-up Disease Advisory Group to combat Zika virus threat at Rio 2016

A special Disease Advisory Group has been formed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in order to "identify and establish" best practices in...

Delegations must pay for mosquito screens at Rio 2016 as Zika case is confirmed...

National Olympic Committees worried about the Zika virus at the Rio Games in August will have to pay for mosquito screens, it has been...

Brazil taking “significant steps” to combat Zika virus ahead of Rio 2016, IOC say

The International Olympic Committee believe authorities in Brazil are taking "significant steps" to combat the Zika virus in the run-up to this summer's Games...

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