Complete coverage: Rio water controversy, Zika virus

Water pollution and the burgeoning Zika virus epidemic have overshadowed the lead-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. Below are news stories, analysis and reaction to the two storylines:

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  • Ford: The promise Rio couldn't keep. Read the story

  • FAQ: What we know so far about the Zika virus. Read the story

  • FiveThirtyEight: Why asking women to avoid pregnancy is absurd. Read the story

  • FiveThirtyEight: Zika is not a global health emergency, but its potential consequences are. Read the story


  • Outside The Lines: Despite cleanup promises, waters at the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics are still contaminated by bacteria and viruses. Watch

  • 411: With just under six months until the Rio Games, the city is struggling to clean up the heavily polluted waterways. Watch

  • Mike & Mike: Greenberg and Golic discuss whether the dirty water in Rio is being overblown. Watch

  • Outside The Lines: ESPN's Tom Farrey discusses the extreme water pollution in Brazil. Watch

  • Mike & Mike: Mike Greenberg discusses Rio's water problems and how something has to change. Watch

  • Mike & Mike: IOC member expects Rio water to be safe for Olympics. Watch

  • Report: AP tests find Rio Olympics waters are highly contaminated. Watch