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Brazil Olympics IOC Meeting

Rio problems, doping issues, refugee athletes on IOC agenda

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week.

The Zika virus, unfinished venues and political chaos in Brazil. A flood of positive drug tests from the past two Summer Games. Fresh accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. Vote-buying allegations involving Tokyo's winning 2020 bid.

Wrestling champion gives up Olympic place after brawl

Germany's Marcel Ewald (red) competes with Viktor Lebedev (blue) of Russia in the wrestling Men's 57kg Freestyle Final at the Baku 2015 European Games in the Heydar Aliyev Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan, 17 June 2015. Photo by: Bernd Thissen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

Brazil Zika Call To Postpone

UN health agency rejects call to postpone Rio Olympics

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization on Saturday rejected a call from 150 health experts to consider postponing or moving the Rio Summer Olympics due to the Zika virus in hard-hit Brazil, arguing that the shift would make no significant difference to the spread of the virus.

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