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Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Olympic games inspire viewers; some join a sport while others perform better

Meredith Prud'homme

March 5, 2018

In 2012, the London Olympics contributed to a record boost in the number of people playing a sport in their country. The number of adults playing a sport at least once a week increased by 750,000 during that year, according to figures released by Sport England. This year, the Winter Olympics, hosted by Py...

Zika virus threatens Olympic Games’ attendance

Zika virus threatens Olympic Games’ attendance

Nick Hession

June 17, 2016

This year’s Summer Olympic Games start on Aug. 5 in Rio, Brazil and public concern regarding the Zika Virus is creating backlash for the Olympic Committee. People with an O blood type are the primary carriers of the disease, which causes relatively mild symptoms, according to the Center for Dis...

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