Olympians From Ebola Countries Barred

The International Olympic Committee and Chinese organizers announced on Friday that athletes from Ebola-hit countries in West Africa will not be welcome to compete in the Youth Olympics being held in China over the weekend. "Athletes from affected areas will not compete in combat sports" and "it was also decided that no athletes from the region would compete in the pool," the announcement said. The decision affects three athletes. In addition, all people in the delegations from West Africa will be monitored in terms of temperature and physical health throughout the Games.