British Olympics athlete ‘robbed’ in Rio

2012 Olympic gold medalist Greg Rutherford

Another Team GB athlete has become a victim of crime in Rio during the Olympic Games as incidents continue to mount.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) said an unnamed British competitor was involved in an “incident of theft” in the Brazilian city amid reports that they had been robbed in the street.

It comes amid controversy over the alleged gunpoint robbery of US swimming star Ryan Lochte and three team-mates at the hands of men posing as police officers.

GB long jump star Greg Rutherford has also been targeted, with a phone containing pictures of his young son stolen at the weekend.

A BOA spokesman said: “We can confirm there has been an incident of theft involving a Team GB athlete returning to their accommodation.

“All members of our delegation, including the individual concerned, are accounted for, and are safe and well.”

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