A handful of golfers, a basketballer and a cyclist have all opted out of the Rio Olympics because of the Zika virus. American Golfer Jordan Speith is the latest to call time on the Games.
So, with the chance of catching a virus linked to thousands of birth defects, is opting out the best decision or are some athletes over‐reacting?
Our team is apparently unfazed by the virus.
One man heading to Rio for his third Olympics is weightlifter Richie Patterson, and he joined Mark Sainsbury, filling in for Paul Henry, this morning.