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Group Of U.S. Senators Ask USOC To Clarify Zika Prevention For Rio Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 24 / 16

A group of 11 U.S. Senators, led by Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), yesterday sent a letter to the USOC "requesting information on how the committee will protect athletes from the Zika virus at the Rio Olympics in August," according to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY. The letter to USO...

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