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This article was published on July 31, 2016

Olympic athletes can’t play Pokemon Go, but it might be a good thing

Olympic athletes can’t play Pokemon Go, but it might be a good thing
Nate Swanner
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Pokemon Go has not come to Brazil, and Olympic athletes are bummed about it.

Some reports suggest the game would find its way to Rio before the Summer games, but no luck yet. The games start August 5, so there’s time.

Olympic athletes have been taking to Twitter to share their disappointment:

It might be a good thing, though. Speaking to The Guardian, New Zealand soccer player Anna Green said “I wish I could run around in the [athletes’] village catching Pokémon. I just can’t get it on the phone. It’s fine, but it would have been something fun to do.”

When asked what she’d do instead, Green said “train.”