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U.S. Athletes Told to Consider Skipping the Olympics If They're Worried About Zika Virus

Originally posted 02/09/2016 04:05PM

The United States Olympic Committee told U.S. sports federations that athletes who fear for their health amid the Zika virus outbreak should consider not going to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio this August.

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Filed Under: Olympics, Health, Sports
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Kenya May Withdraw From Rio Olympics Over Zika Concerns

Kenya May Withdraw From Rio Olympics Over Zika Concerns

Originally posted 02/09/2016 03:15PM

Kenya may pull out of this year's Rio Olympics due to concerns over the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil.

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You Go, Bill! Inspiring 93-Year-Old Man to Compete in Olympic Table Tennis Trials

You Go, Bill! Inspiring 93-Year-Old Man to Compete in Olympic Table Tennis Trials

Originally posted 01/29/2016 04:55PM

You're never too old to ping-pong!

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Will the Zika Virus Outbreak Affect the Rio Games? International Olympic Committee Offers Advice to Teams

Will the Zika Virus Outbreak Affect the Rio Games? International Olympic Committee Offers Advice to Teams

Originally posted 01/29/2016 03:00PM

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has informed teams competing in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer of the best practices for staying safe from the Zika virus that Brazilian authorities suspect has infected a million people in the country.

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El Salvador Urges Women Not to Get Pregnant Until 2018 Amid Zika Virus Outbreak

El Salvador Urges Women Not to Get Pregnant Until 2018 Amid Zika Virus Outbreak

Originally posted 01/26/2016 02:20PM

As panic swirls around the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus linked to severe brain damage in infants, El Salvador has issued an unusual piece of advice to women: stop getting pregnant.

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'Every Child Should Grow Up in a Home': Sean Lambert Has Helped Build Over 5,000 Homes for Families in the Developing World

Originally posted 12/31/2015 12:50PM

Know a hero? Send suggestions to heroesamongus@peoplemag.com. For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine

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Shawn Johnson Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder: 'I Would Eat 700 Calories A Day'

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Shawn Johnson Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder: 'I Would Eat 700 Calories A Day'

Originally posted 11/23/2015 02:00PM

Olympic gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars champion Shawn Johnson faced more than grueling practices and fierce competitors growing up as an elite gymnast – she felt such pressure to adhere to the 'look' of a svelte gymnast that she sometimes restricted her diet to 700 calories a day.

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How Runner Sarah Brown Is Getting Ready for the Olympic Trials – While She's Pregnant

Originally posted 11/16/2015 01:00PM

2015 was supposed to be Sarah Brown's year.

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Filed Under: Olympics, Sports
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The Incredible Story of This Blinded Afghanistan War Veteran Who Won Paralympic Gold Is Headed to the Big Screen

The Incredible Story of This Blinded Afghanistan War Veteran Who Won Paralympic Gold Is Headed to the Big Screen

Originally posted 11/11/2015 12:15PM

Want to do some good? Thank our troops with a free lunch through this limited-time offer from PEOPLE.

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Two Reasons to Get Excited for Rio: Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, Who Ruled the Gymnastics World Championships – And Now They're Looking Ahead

Two Reasons to Get Excited for Rio: Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, Who Ruled the Gymnastics World Championships – And Now They're Looking Ahead

Originally posted 11/02/2015 02:25PM

Clear the mats – the champions have officially arrived.

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