Robbed in Rio: Danish Olympic team hit by thieves


Olympic thieves have robbed Denmark’s team of mobile phones, clothes and sheets, and even had the cheek to deprive Morten Rodtwitt, the country’s Olympic boss of his iPad.

“It’s extremely irritating,” Morten Rodtwitt, Denmark’s chef de mission in Rio, told Berlingske.

“In connection with the many extra workers, cleaners and housekeepers who have been squeezed into the Olympic village because of our requirements and requests, we have been subjected to a series of thefts,” he told TV2.

The thefts come on top of a string of problems with the athletes rooms which have forced the Danish delegation to complain of no fewer than 150 issues with their 36 apartments.

“The buildings here are simply not in order,” Ulrik Wilbek, the head of the Danish handball association, told TV2.”The conditions are not in order. It is not clean here. It is unpleasant to go and wash in the bathing facilities.”

One of the handball team, Casper Mortensen told TV2 that a sink had collapsed simply because he leaned on it.

However, Rodtwitt said he didn’t expect the many problems to affect his athletes chances in the games.

“The athletes have been good at abstracting from it. They have been super cool,” he told Berlingske.

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