Road to Rio: 2016 Summer Olympics

August 5-21, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

With a variety of warnings coming out of Rio ahead of the Olympics, ranging from travel illnesses to Zika, Medscape's editors have created this page to gather all of the latest news and information to help you advise your patients or help your own potential travel to the area.

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  • USOC Prized Winning Over Athlete Safety -congressional Report The U.S. Olympic community prioritized "medals and money" over the safety of its athletes, creating a culture that contributed to widespread instances of sexual abuse, according to a congressional report released on Thursday.
  • WADA Should Remove Cannabis From Banned List Says Canada's Rebagliati With Canada about to legalize marijuana on Wednesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency should remove cannabis from its banned list of drugs, says Canadian Ross Rebagliati, whose Olympic snowboard gold medal was taken away after he tested positive for the drug then subsequently returned on a technicality.

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