Britain should move pre-Olympic training camp out of Brazil – Ennis-Hill’s coach

(Fixes spelling of reigning in first para) LONDON, Feb 10 (Reuters) – Britain should move its preparation camp for the Rio Olympic Games outside Brazil to minimise the risk of catching the Zika virus, Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach said, adding he would not encourage the reigning heptathlon champion to defend her title. Toni Minichiello was quoted as telling the Times he would speak to British Athletics performance director Neil Black about whether the 1.6 million pound ($2.3 million) camp could be shifted out of Belo Horizonte. Zika, widespread in Brazil and linked to birth defects, is causing international alarm after spreading beyond the Americas, in turn prompting concern among sports officials as they prepare for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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