Summer Olympics is such a magnificent fest at a massive stage that happens once in four years. While everyone hopes for a successful event for multiple reasons, this Rio Olympics 2016 has come in news more often for wrong reasons than right ones. Here we look at 5 of the biggest things that could disrupt Rio Olympics 2016
The latest setback to the Rio Olympics 2016 is the Zika outbreak. Zika’s break in Brazil has been extensive and more dangerous than scientists had predicted a short time ago. The Zika viral strain that has entered Brazil currently is different from the traditional Zika that was discovered a few years back. This has weakened the existing diagnosis and medication process.
Added to this is the back out of multiple sports persons in fear of contacting Zika. The list of stars who have decided against participating in Rio Olympics 2016 includes Tomas Berdych – Tennis (Czech), Milos Raonic – Tennis (Canada), Golf world number one Jason Day (Australia), Rory McIlroy – Golf (Ireland), Vijay Singh – Golf (Fiji), Tejay van Garderen – Cycling (United States) among others.
While the Zika virus spread might have been over exaggerated, there is no doubt that it has affected the players’ participation and the number of foreign visitors.