US Olympic Athletes Teased at Rio Over Zika Fears

Chants of "Zika, Zika" greeted some American athletes.

ByABC News
August 7, 2016, 6:23 PM

— -- For the second day in a row, U.S. Olympic athletes at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro were teased over concerns about the Zika virus.

Today it was the American beach volleyball team of Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat who heard the chant "Zika, Zika" every time either of them went to serve at Copacabana. The pair wound up losing to their Polish opponents.

On Saturday, U.S. soccer team goalie Hope Solo faced similar taunts during the Americans' 1-0 victory over France. Solo had posted a photo of herself on social media draped in mosquito netting and holding insecticide.

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