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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Two-time Olympic cycling gold medalist Anna Meares will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony for the Rio de Janeiro Games on Aug. Cheap NBA Jerseys . 5 but has asked her family not to travel to Brazil due to concerns over security and the Zika virus.Meares was announced Wednesday as the flag bearer and captain of Australias expected 410-member team. The ceremony was attended by former Seattle WNBA basketball player and now-retired Lauren Jackson, who carried the Australian flag at the 2012 London Games.Meares father, Tony, later told Australian Associated Press that the cyclist asked him and his wife, Marilyn, who watched her compete at Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012, not to make the trip to Rio.She has a little bit of a concern about the security for visitors, which is what we would be, Tony Meares said. Whats the best outcome? She was saying `Id prefer you not to come and thats just one worry thats eliminated immediately.Rio de Janeiros high levels of crime and unemployment have been exacerbated by the countrys recent political and economic concerns. Australian officials, and those of several other countries, have instructed their athletes to stay away from the citys slums, known as favelas.Meares says she has also been in contact with team doctors about the mosquito-borne Zika virus which can cause birth defects. The virus has been cited as a reason for many top athletes to pull out of the games, including golfers Jason Day and Rory McIlroy.Its really hard to decipher between hype and reality and Im just trying to take the information (from) the AOCs (Australian Olympic Committees) medical team, she said. Being female ... its been really difficult and Im constantly on the phone to my team doctor. I decided to ... `diss the hype around it.Honestly, it may actually be more beneficial to the people of Brazil, to put a spotlight on something theyre living with daily.The 32-year-old Meares won gold medals at the 2004 and 2012 Games. She will defend her title in the individual sprint and also compete in the team sprint and keirin at Rio.For me, a country girl, a coal miners daughter, to become the flag bearer for this country leaves me very emotional and proud, said Meares, who was born in the western Queensland outback town of Blackwater. Cheap Detroit Pistons Jerseys . Three came down to the fourth quarter while quarterbacks continued to shine in all four games; so important to the overall quality of the game.Cheap Swingman Pistons Jerseys . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. http://www.cheappistonsjerseys.com/ . JOHNS, N. Leander Paes and Marcin Matkowski were defeated by John Peers and Henri Kontinen in the second round of the mens doubles event at Wimbledon.The 10th seeded Finnish-Australian pair beat the Indo-Polish duo 6-3 6-2 in 62 minutes.Paes and Matkowski had three break chances in the opening set but converted none. They further lost their serve thrice in the match.With this loss, a pre-quarterfinal clash of Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who will team up for the Davis Cup and Rio Olympics, has now been prevented.On Saturday, Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea had earlier advanced to the third round of the mens doubles after beating Hans Podlipnik Castillo and Andrej Martin. They will next take on?Peers and Kontinen in the third round.Paes will eye on defending his mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis. The 16th-seeded duo got a bye in the first round, along with Saania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. Cheap Pistons Jerseys China. . Sania has paired with Ivan Dodig while Bopanna is playing with Anastasia Rodionova.Mirza and Hingis progressTop seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis powered through to beat Japans Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato 6-3, 6-2 in the second round of the womens doubles event.They will now meet Latvias Jelena Ostapenko and USAs Christina Mchale in the third round.The Indo-Swiss pair hardly broke a sweat to beat the Japanese duo in 52 minutes. The defending champions were aggressive from the start and were rarely troubled by the Japanese pair.Their next opponents Jelena and McHale were in great form in their second round game as they upset 13th seeds Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva in straight sets 6-1, 6-4. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '