Aug 18

British Olympic Athlete ‘Robbed At Gunpoint’; Officials Warn Of Curfew, Say “Rio Is Not A Safe Environment”:

As Brazilian officials crack down on the four US swimmers allegedly robbed at gunpoint, The Daily Mail reports, a Team GB athlete has also been robbed at gunpoint in Rio while on a night out. The unnamed athlete is in shock but was uninjured after a similar m.o. is being reported of a taxi-based confrontation. British Team officials have warned they are considering imposing a curfew on athletes, banning partying in the city ‘after dark’, warnings that “Rio is NOT a safe environment, and the level of crime has spiked in the last few days.”

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