IOC Bans Athletes From Competing In Some Events Over Ebola Fears

August 15, 2014 8:25 AM

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Aug 15 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has banned athletes from west African countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus from competing in some events at the Youth Olympics, starting in China this weekend.

The IOC released a statement on Friday saying that while there were no suspected cases, organizers had decided to bar three athletes from competing in combat sports and events in the pool as a precaution.

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