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Number Of Americans Set To Attend Rio Games Plummets Over Concerns Of Zika, Other Issues

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 23 / 16

The Rio Games are still more than a month away, but the number of Americans "expected to attend has plummeted over concerns about Brazil's insecurity, political instability and the ever-spreading Zika virus," according to Alan Gomez of USA TODAY. Original estimates had about 200,000 Americans "...

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