9 African Wrestlers Will Miss World Championships Because of Ebola Travel Restrictions

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The effects of the Ebola outbreak have reached into the world of sports. Nine athletes will not be able to attend the upcoming world wrestling championships because of travel restrictions intended to control the spread of the virus.

The annual World Wrestling Championships are scheduled for Sept. 8-14 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. FILA, the governing body of wrestling, said the Uzbekistan health ministry has recommended wrestlers from affected West African countries not be invited.

The ruling affects seven wrestlers from Nigeria and two from Sierra Leone, according to FILA. Read more…

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Jessica Plautz

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