Olympic Games Rio 2016: Officials Lose Keys To Stadium, Had To Use Bolt Cutters

by NESN Staff

August 4, 2016

Things in Rio de Janeiro aren’t off to a hot start ahead of the official opening to the 2016 Summer Olympics, and they reached an almost comical peak Wednesday.

While the Olympics kick off with the opening ceremonies Friday, women’s soccer got an early start with its preliminary round Wednesday. Brazil had the honor of christening Olympic Stadium with a match against China, but there was just one little problem.

Rio officials lost the keys to one of the gates.

Compared to concerns about Zika virus and water contaminated with human waste that’s almost sure to get athletes sick, though, losing a key is nothing. Plus, the host country ended up earning a 3-0 win, so you win some, you lose some, we guess.

Thumbnail photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Aug 3, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; A overall view of the stadium during the game between China and Brazil at Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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