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Rio Olympic Organizers Looking To Manage Zika Virus Scare, Budget Cuts, Water Pollution

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 05 / 16

Just six months ahead of the Rio Games, local Olympic organizers "face a public health emergency with the Zika virus, pollution in the bodies of water where many competitions will be held and budgetary cutbacks," according to Rachel Axon of USA TODAY. IOC President Thomas Bach said that those c...

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