One of the best golfers Jason Day has withdrawn from participation in the Olympics in 2016 because of fears of infection Zeke.
Many other players, as well as major winner Rory McIlroy refused to go to South America for fear of Contracting the disease. The symptoms of the virus include a rash, headaches and joint pain - they are not dangerous for an adult. But the virus causes microcephaly in infants and in some cases, the symptoms of the disease Guillain-Barre in adults.
"The reason for my decision my fears about the possible transmission of the virus, Zeke and potential risks, as the disease could threaten a future pregnancy of my wife and future members of our family," reads the statement, posted on his Twitter page.
"I always put my family first in my life. I'm not willing to risk the health of your family for the games in Rio. My wife Ellie and I were blessed with two wonderful and healthy children and we want more children."
In turn, Ireland has lost Shane Lowry, who is ranked 25 in the world, after he confirmed that he will not go to Brazil on Tuesday.
The former world champion and No. 1 tiger woods is in doubt, whether to take part in the new competition of Rio de Janeiro in August.
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