Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic announced Friday he has withdrawn from Rio 2016 Olympic Games over “uncertainty around the Zika virus.”
“After much deliberation with my family and coaches, I am making this decision for a variety of health concerns including the uncertainty around the Zika virus,” Raonic said in a statement. “This was a difficult, personal choice and I do not wish for it to impact the decision of any other athlete heading to the Games.”
Raonic is the first Canadian to withdraw from the Games, citing concerns over the Zika virus.
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