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Day pulls out of Rio Olympics over Zika fears

World number one Jason Day has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics because of “concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus”. The 28-year-old Australian…

World number one Jason Day has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics because of “concerns about the possible transmission of the Zika virus”.
The 28-year-old Australian said while the risk is small, it is not one he is willing to take because of “potential risks to my wife’s future pregnancies”.
He added: “Competing at the Olympics has always been a major goal, but golf cannot take precedence over my family.”
Rory McIlroy has also pulled out due to concerns over the mosquito-borne virus.
 

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