Australian Athletes Arrested In Rio


Australian Athletes Arrested In Rio

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Several Australian Olympic athletes have been arrested in Rio.

Reports have surfaced the athletes were arrested for allegedly tampering with their accreditation after attending the basketball semi-finals.

Australian team media boss Mike Tancred confirmed in a News Corp report nine athletes were being talked to.

"Some people tried to tamper with their accreditation," Tancred said. "They’ve got stopped by people over at the stadium."

"It’s really a matter for the IOC as they’re in charge of accreditations. If you tamper with accreditations it is their problem.

"We’re over there with the lawyer."