June 2016: Zika Scaring Athletes Away from the Games
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of June 2016.
1. Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam 2. Peru Elects President 3. Extremists in Kazakhstan 4. Anaconda: NATO War Game 2016 5. Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension 6. June Terror Attack in France 7. Victory in Falluja 8. Rome Elects First Female Mayor 9. Olympic Athletes Bow Out Due to Zika 10. Columbia Cease-Fire 11. Brexit 12. Turkey and Israel Agree 13. Terror at Istanbul Airport
- Zika Scaring Athletes Away from the Games
- As the 2016 Olympic games draw near, the number of high-profile athletes choosing to skip Rio grows, thanks to concerns over the mosquito-borne Zika Virus that is prevalent in Rio de Janeiro. The most recent athlete bowing out is world famous golfer Rory McIlroy from Ireland, who announces on June 22, 2016, that he will not be attending. He joins American cyclist Tejay van Garderen and the golfers Marc Leishman of Australia and Vijay Singh of Fiji who also will not be participating in the games.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Charlie Riedel