Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes ‘robbed’ during fire evacuation

(CNN)If the nightmare of blocked toilets followed by a fire wasn’t bad enough for the Australian athletes in the Rio Olympic village, to add insult to injury, they’ve also had property stolen during an evacuation of the team’s building.

Australian Chef de Mission Kitty Chiller, who has had to deal with her team’s discontent, said a laptop and Zika-protective team shirts had been stolen by people who entered the building during the evacuation.
    Approximately 100 athletes were evacuated Friday after a small fire broke out in the basement car park of the Olympic Village apartments housing the Australian team.



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    “I didn’t know it even happened, to be honest,” Potent told reporters Saturday.
    Chiller said the alarms had been disabled without the knowledge of anyone on the Australian team, while maintenance work was being carried out on the building next door.
    “Obviously that is completely unacceptable that (a) the fire alarm was disabled and (b) that if it had to be, that we weren’t warned about that,” she said.
    An investigation is now underway involving Rio 2016 and the Australian Olympic Committee.
    This is the latest in a number of issues afflicting the Australian team, who only moved into the athlete’s village Wednesday, three days after the official opening.
    The Rio 2016 organizing committee was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNN.

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