Thursday, August 18, 2016

Olympians warned - leave village at your own risk...

 A member of the British Olympic team in Rio has been held up at gunpoint while enjoying a night on the town.

The news has caused deep shock among British athletes and officials – many of whom were looking forward to enjoying Rio’s nightlife after finishing their competitions. It has also led to an unprecedented warning to Team GB members that it is “not worth the risk” to leave the athletes village because of fears they might be targeted if they are seen wearing a British kit.

Details at this stage are sketchy but news of the incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spread quickly among athletes in Rio. It is understood the person in question was in shock but was not seriously hurt.

On Wednesday night British track and field officials responded to the news by sending an email to athletes warning them that if they left the village they would do so at their own risk. Full story...

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