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Australian delegation mugged during recent fire incident in Rio
14:26, 1 August 2016
Australian delegation mugged during recent fire incident in Rio

Two laptops were stolen from the team as they were evacuated from the building

14:26, 1 August 2016

insidethegames.biz

Another incident took place in Rio where the Olympics are about to kick off on Friday. The Australian athletes and staff were forced to leave the building after a small fire started in a litter bin in a parking lot in the basement of the building, Inside The Games web portal reports. No one was injured and the team returned after the fire had been extinguished.

It turned out that items were taken during the evacuation, suggesting it may have been some sort of scam. "We did lose some shirts and a couple of laptops, one on the fifth floor from a cycling official and one in the office downstairs,” said Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) spokesman Mike Tancred.

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