Britain targets at least 48 medals for Rio Olympics

The Zika scare has mostly calmed down and basically no Olympians have chose to bypass the games because though the Rio Olympics are shaky, they're still the Olympics and what these athletes have been working toward for their entire life.

Pavey will be joined on the plane by stars who know what it is like to win medals at the Olympics including the trio from the "Super Saturday" of London 2012, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford.

He also tried to allay fears of crime and health hazards such as the Zika virus in Rio, not to mention reports that some venues may not be ready for the Games.

Her performance at last week's European Athletics Championships, where she earned the qualifying standard while finishing fifth, was enough to persuade the selectors that she deserved her spot on the plane.

"It shows you can have a family and still be involved at the highest level".

Rio 2016 Director of Culture Carla Camurati tells Around the Rings the Olympic poster set is a fantastic representation of art for the Games. Apparently Rio is not a very safe place, not only because of crime, but because of the Zika virus and filthy, unsanitary water. "There's a real blend of experience and exciting new talent", Black said.

Day, Johnson and McIlroy pulled out because of the threat from the Zika outbreak in the Americas while Spieth opted not to go to Rio for more general health reasons.

"There are so many experts that are taking care of all that... we've just got to trust them".

A Brazilian Islamic militant was plotting an attack against the French delegation at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the head of a French intelligence agency has said.

She said the current team is healthier, better funded and better coached. "We certainly don't expect to do worse than in London".

Britain's Paralympians, who won 120 medals four years ago, have a target of 113 to 165. "Training over the past few weeks has been going really well and there's still some time left before Rio to put some work in as well".

Ennis-Hill reasoned: "Every championship is so different and the Olympics, for me, is so hard to top because in London was just incredible".

Elsewhere, Britain's most decorated female athlete Christine Ohuruogu will aim for third successive 400m medal.

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