Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa from will be prohibited from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.
Athletes from the region will not be allowed to compete in combat sports or in the swimming pool as it is impossible to rule out the risk of potential infection, the IOC and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee said in a joint statement.
The Youth Olympic Games begin this weekend.
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