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Athletes from Ebola-hit nations barred from some Youth Olympics events

Published on Aug 15, 2014 3:24 PM
 
Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters on Aug 1, 2014. Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said on Friday, Aug 15, 2014. -- PHOTO" REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said on Friday.

"Athletes from affected areas will not compete in combat sports" and "it was also decided that no athletes from the region would compete in the pool," they said in a statement.

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