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  • Goalkeeper Hope Solo of the United States in action against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Final July 5, 2015 in Vancouver.

    The American goalkeeper tells CNBC she's still concerned about Zika, but decided to "begrudgingly" participate this year's Summer Olympics.

  • Hope Solo: 'Begrudgingly' going to Rio

    Hope Solo, Olympic gold medalist, discusses her decision to play in the Olympics despite the Zika threat.

  • 100 days to Olympiad in Rio

    NBC Olympic Primetime Host Bob Costas provides a preview of the 31st Olympics in Brazil amid the country's political turmoil.

  • Clarksburg Coyotes guard Andrew Kostecka (14) beats Quince Orchard Cougars guard Matthew Kelly (4) as he drives towards the basket during the 4A West Region boys' basketball quarterfinal game between the Clarksburg Coyotes and the Quince Orchard Cougars on Monday, February 29, 2016.

    Funding gaps are shutting down an increasing number of sports programs across the country. Here, major athletes talk about why sports matter.

  • BRASILIA, April 18- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's government vowed on Monday to fight impeachment after the lower house of Congress delivered a humiliating defeat that paved the way for her likely removal from office months before the country hosts the Olympics. The government has said it will fight on several fronts by challenging the vote in the...

  • BRASILIA, April 18- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff suffered a humiliating loss when the lower house of Congress voted to impeach her on Sunday, leaving her almost certain to be forced from office months before the nation hosts the Olympics. Fireworks lit up the night sky in Brazil's megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after the opposition...

  • BRASILIA, April 18- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff suffered a humiliating loss in a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress on Sunday and is almost certain to be forced from office months before the nation hosts the Olympics. Fireworks lit up the night sky in Brazil's megacities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro after the opposition...

  • World Bank Pres. on Zika

    We are trying to build a pandemic response system, says World Bank President Jim Yong Kim talking to CNBC's Sara Eisen about global health concerns, how to contain the spread of Zika, and the downside risks associated with the virus.

  • Zika ‘scarier than we initially thought’: CDC

    CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on comments by the CDC regarding women and traveling to the summer Olympics.

  • In this Aug. 3, 1984, file photo, Mary Lou Retton, of the United States, performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics individual all-around finals at the XXIII Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

    Mary Lou Retton pushed past her critics and became the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics at the 1984 Olympic Games.

  • An aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016.

    Intrexon CEO tells CNBC's Power Lunch that he would not go to Brazil with Zika virus outbreak.

  • Wambach: My dream is a Title IX for businesses

    Abby Wambach, FIFA Women's World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, talks about the Olympic games in Rio this summer and fighting for gender pay equity.

  • Food Foundation's founder, Jamie Oliver, looks ahead to Brazil’s Olympics as it hopes to generate success, despite the country facing numerous economic and political challenges.

  • CNBC update: US Olympic Committee addresses Zika concerns

    U.S. Olympians heading to Rio to get expert advice on the Zika virus ahead of the Summer Games, an end to the Oregon standoff as last occupiers surrender, manslaughter charges raised in connection with 2015 Manhattan gas explosion, and scientists announce discovery of gravitational waves.

  • A worker fumigates the Sambadrome ahead of Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. The operation is part of the Health Ministry's efforts to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is thought to spread the Zika virus being blamed for causing birth defects.

    Tourism and travel-related stocks have taken a hit from worries surrounding the Zika virus.

  • Rendering of the winning design by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    The latest winning design was drawn up by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, with the plan coming in under the proposed budget of $1.2 billion.

  • Oscar Pistorius eyes London business degree

    The Paralympic athlete is eyeing a London business degree, as he battles a murder conviction after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency has defended his handling of the Russian athletics scandal, the New York Times reports.

  • Pro snowboarder Chris Klug runs for organ donation charity

    Professional snowboarder Chris Klug is the founder of The Chris Klug Foundation & Donor Dudes, is the only Olympic medalist to ever win with an organ transplant.

  • Japanese toilets flush with pride

    Japan honors the country's top toilets.