Officials: British Olympian robbed in Rio

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A member of Great Britain's Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro was a victim of a theft on their way back to their lodgings, the British Olympic Association has confirmed.

"We can confirm there has been an incident of theft involving a Team GB athlete returning to their accommodation," a spokesperson said this morning. "All members of our delegation, including the individual concerned, are accounted for, and are safe and well."

Confirmation of the theft follows a report in Britain's The Guardian newspaper that such an incident occurred this week.

No other details were provided.