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Brazilian sports minister says Zika will not stop Olympics

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Brazilian organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics say they have no intention of canceling the Games because of the outbreak of the Zika virus. Sports Minister George Hilton says the topic "is not in discussion."

Hilton issued a statement Thursday saying, "The Brazilian government is fully committed to ensure that the 2016 Rio games take place in an atmosphere of security and tranquility."

Health officials are investigating whether there's a link between the mosquito-transmitted virus and a rare birth defect.
 

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