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New England Olympian Preview With Investigative Sports Reporter Shira Springer05:30
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The Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 4, 2016. (Felipe Dana/AP)
The Olympic Park of the 2016 Olympics is seen from the air in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 4, 2016. (Felipe Dana/AP)
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What New England athletes will be competing at the Olympics in Rio next month? Shira Springer fills us in on Marblehead runner Shalane Flanagan, Cambridge sculler Gevvie Stone, Natick fencing phenom Eli Dershwitz and more. Plus, we'll talk about how much of a threat the Zika virus and street crime will be to the Olympic athletes and spectators.

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Shira Springer, investigative reporter for the sports section of The Boston Globe. She tweets @ShiraSpringer.

This segment aired on July 5, 2016.

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