Rio Olympics 2016: Bullet strikes stable at Olympic equestrian centre

Posted By: IANS

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 11: Nobody was hurt when a bullet struck one of the stables at the Olympic equestrian center here on Wednesday, a spokesman for the 2016 Rio Games organising committee said.

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Last Saturday, a bullet went through the roof of the press room at the equestrian center, located in Rio de Janeiro's Deodoro neighborhood, reports Efe.

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The weekend incident was attributed to an attempt by a shooter in a nearby shantytown to hit one of the camera-equipped blimps that provide footage for Olympic television coverage.

A bus carrying journalists between Olympic venues was pelted with stones on Tuesday.


Story first published: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 6:36 [IST]
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