Hope Solo Weighs In on Potential 2016 Summer Olympics Boycott Due to Zika Virus

The U.S. soccer star told Sports Illustrated she would not "take the risk of an unhealthy child" to play in Brazil.
1:44 | 02/10/16

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Transcript for Hope Solo Weighs In on Potential 2016 Summer Olympics Boycott Due to Zika Virus
Thank you, Amy. New concerns about the zika virus as athletes prepare for the olympics in Brazil. Hope solo is speaking out saying she is so concerned that if she had to make a choice right now, she wouldn't go to Rio. ABC's Linzie Janis has that story. Reporter: This morning, the zika virus crisis now striking fear in some of our nation's top athletes. U.s. Soccer star hope solo saying if she had to choose whether to go to the summer games in Brazil now she wouldn't go. Solo who is about to start playing qualifying rounds with the U.S. Soccer team tells "Sports illustrated" I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that day will come for my husband and me butt butterally reserve my right to have a healthy baby. Solo who helped her team to world cup victory in 2015 saying no athlete competing in Rio should be faced with this dilemma. Hope solo is the first. She won't be the last and many of them are so long and have their whole future to look forward to and ynd when you look it includes family and children. Reporter: The olympic committee tells ABC news they are closely monstering the situation through the CDC an passing on recommendations to its athletes. Zika which is spread by mosquitoes and is believed to be behind a growing number of cases of microcephaly, a rare birth defect. Stays in the system for about a week and once it's left the body they do not believe it affects future pregnancies. Still, with so many questions left unanswered, more athletes may decide the risks are too high. For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, new York.

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