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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 Olympic campaigns with commanding victories over China and New Zealand respectively.

For a short time on Wednesday, all talk of Zika,

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