Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean

USOC Issues Zika Letter To Prospective Olympic Athletes

The USOC has hired two specialists to assist with understanding athlete risk concerning the Zika virus, and has also issued a memo to all prospective U.S. athletes concerning outbreak concerns.

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World Health Org Submits Zika Report; Kenya Ponders Olympic Withdrawal

Kenya: “We have made it clear that unless they clean the venues of this potentially dangerous disease, we will not go there. But if they assure us that things are in order and there is no risk to participants, mothers, we will go.”

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Meyer, Bruni Win First Leg of FINA/HOSA 10km World Cup Circuit

American marathon swimmer Alex Meyer (featured above) emerged on top this weekend with Italian Rachele Bruni representing the ladies in the first leg of the 2016 10km World Cup.

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USOC Denies Telling Federations To Consider Not Going To Rio

“We’re taking steps to ensure that our delegation and those affiliated with Team USA are aware of the CDC’s recommendations regarding travel to Brazil,” says USOC spokesperson Patrick Sandusky.

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Russia’s Efimova, Lobintsev Wrapping Up Training Trip In Rio

Russian swimmers Yulia Efimova and Nikita Lobintsev are taking an early look at the 2016 Olympic host city on a 12-day training trip to Rio de Janeiro, according to Brazilian media.

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Brazil Will Send Most Of Its National Team To Orlando Pro Swim

Sprint freestyle and backstroker Etiene Medeiros will join her Brazilian teammates representing her country at the Arena Pro Swim Orlando at the end of this month.

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Mexico’s Todorov Resigns From FINA Technical Committee

Mexican Swimming Federation (FMN) President Kiril Todorov has resigned from his positions as Vice Chairman of the FINA Technical Committee

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Mexican Swimming Federation Lashes Out Over FINA Suspension

The Mexican Swimming Federation has lashed out over their FINA suspension, saying that FINA is “putting pressure on the Mexican government through Mexican athletes.”

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Marculescu: FINA Is Not Worried About The Games In Rio

Overall, FINA Executive Director Cornel Marculescu says he is “not worried” about the competition in Rio.

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Spread Of Zika Virus Leads To WHO Declaring Public Health Emergency

Due to the ‘explosive spreading’ of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, where reported cases number in the four million range this year alone, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a public health state of emergency.

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CBDA Publishes 2016 Calendar Including Olympic Team Activities

The event calendar does not only include the nation’s upcoming competition schedule, but it also outlines the activities of the Brazilian Olympic team…

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Bahamas, Northern Ireland Selected As 2017/2021 C’Wealth Youth Games

Athletes participating in the 2017 and 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games will be descending upon newly-announced hosts the Bahamas and Northern Ireland, respectively.

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Schedule For Maria Lenk Champs: The Final Brazilian Olympic Qualifier

Thiago Pereira will be one of many Brazilian swimmers fighting for spots on the Olympic team at the Maria Lenk Open Championships in April. He has already posted a FINA ‘A’ cut in the 200 IM.

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