Bryan brothers withdraw from Rio Games, cite health priority

01 Août, 2016, 01:20 | Auteur: Ruben Ruiz
  • Bryan brothers withdraw from Rio Games, cite health priority

The Olympic champions of London OI 2012, Bob and Mike Bryan, withdraw from the Olympic Games in Rio.

The twins announced their withdrawal on their Facebook page Saturday, saying that as "husbands and fathers, our family's health is now our top priority".

High-ranked U.S tennis players include Sam Querrey, John Isner Milos Raonic, Simona Halep and Tomas Berdych have pulled out of the tournament already because of Zica concerns.

The Bryan brothers are the most successful doubles team in history, winning over 100 titles, including 16 grand slams.

Sailing: The main ramp of Marina da Gloria, Rio's sailing venue, partially collapsed on Saturday. Those kind of take the precedent.

"We always put a big emphasis on the events where we represent our country", Bob Bryan told NBCOlympics.com last month.

Pokemon no: So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took days to fix.

The brothers did not specifically mention the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects and prompted a slew of big names to opt out of the Games that start on August 5.

The Bryans returned to 2008 Beijing Games in China where they lost to the combination of Swiss singles specialists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the semi-finals.

The Rio Games organizing committee placed the blame on strong winds.

Two Russian swimmers filed an appeal against their exclusion from the Olympics, claiming the ban is "invalid" and "unenforceable".

Officials taking part in Saturday's ceremony rode a subway train through nearly 10 miles of tunnels that were bored underneath the city's verdant hills over the past six years. The collapsed structure, which is temporary, is the main access point for boats to reach the water.

Ten times they have ended a year as top dogs and have held the number one ranking together for close to 450 weeks in total.

Sailing competitions begin Aug. 8.

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