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Brazil volleyball star faints during courtside interview

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Two-time Brazil Olympic volleyball champion Jaqueline Carvalho fainted during an on-court interview while attending a match on Tuesday.

Carvalho, known as “Jaque” in Brazil, fainted due to heat in the arena and lay on the court for a few minutes before being taken to a hospital and recovering, according to Globo.

The 35-year-old, recently retired from the national team, evolved into a star as part of Brazil’s back-to-back Olympic title teams in 2008 and 2012 and its superstar going into the Rio Games, where the host lost in the quarterfinals.

Jaque endured setbacks earlier in her career, from a significant vein blockage in her right hand that doctors initially feared would require amputation to being stretchered off the court in 2011 with a fractured vertebra from a collision.

She also served a three-month ban in 2007 after testing positive for a banned stimulant that she said she probably ingested from a cup of tea, according to The Associated Press.

Jaque married fellow Brazil Olympic volleyball player Murilo Endres in 2009. A team official compared Brazil media coverage of the birth of their son, Arthur, in 2013 to that of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Great Britain.

NBC Olympic Research contributed to this report.

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Watch NBC Olympics Thanksgiving promo video

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Actress Eva Longoria narrates the newest NBC promo video for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The 60-second spot features several athletes with their families in their home countries, including:

Simone Biles (USA, gymnastics)

David Boudia (USA, diving)

Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia, track and field)

Murilo Endres (Brazil, volleyball) and his wife Jaqueline Carvalho (Brazil, volleyball)

Dylan van Baarle (Netherlands, cycling)

Kerri Walsh Jennings (USA, beach volleyball)

The promo will air on television on Thanksgiving day towards the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“The spot reflects the crucial role that family plays in the journey of so many Olympic athletes,” said John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer of NBC Sports Group. “With the Games being one of the few family-viewing experiences left on television, we felt this message was appropriate for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.”

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