Nadal unfazed by Zika fears ahead of Rio Open, Olympics

Feb 16, 2016

Nadal unfazed by Zika fears ahead of Rio Open, Olympics

Former No. 1 Rafael Nadal said Monday he’s not frightened by the Zika virus as he prepares in Brazil — the center of the viral outbreak — for this week’s Rio Open tennis tournament and the city’s Olympics in less than six months. Nadal ...

Zika fears prompt Brazilians to confront abortion taboo

Feb 15, 2016

Zika fears prompt Brazilians to confront abortion taboo

Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn’t know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can’t walk, talk or eat without help. Still, Alves says she would have gone ahead with the pregnancy even if ...

Japan's Olympic soccer team to hold camp in Rio

Feb 10, 2016

Japan's Olympic soccer team to hold camp in Rio

Japan’s men’s soccer team will head to Brazil in late July and hold a camp ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said Wednesday. The team will arrive early to acclimatize themselves to the weather ...

Zika won't stop Olympics, historian says

Feb 6, 2016

Zika won't stop Olympics, historian says

The world’s best-known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. “Historically, the only times the games have been canceled is in war — World War I and World War ...