Pelé will not attend Rio Olympics opening ceremony due to poor health

• ‘Only God is more important than my health,’ says football legend
• Brazil’s most famous sportsperson misses out on Rio event

Pelé says his poor health will keep him from lighting the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

In a statement on Friday, the Brazilian football legend said: “I’m not physically able to attend the opening of the Olympics.”

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