Hope Solo, goalkeeper for the U.S. women's soccer team, told CNBC she's still concerned about the mosquito-born Zika virus, but she's decided to "begrudgingly" participate in this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
In February, Solo said she would not go to the Rio Olympics if she had to choose then, citing concerns about Zika, which in pregnant women can lead to the birth defect microcephaly and other severe brain abnormalities in their babies.
But in April, Solo said she would go, while still expressing reservations.
"I strongly believe that no athlete should be put into this position — to decide between your Olympic dreams and your own health," Solo told "Squawk Box" on Tuesday.
At the London Olympics in 2012, the U.S. women's soccer team won its fourth gold medal. Last summer, the team won the Women's World Cup for the third time.
As a competitor, Solo said she decided to participate in the games because there's a chance to set a new standard. "It's never been done where we've won the World Cup and backed it with an Olympic championship."