British media outlets are reporting that nine swimmers on Great Britain’s Olympic swimmer roster have had their bags go missing upon arrival in Rio.
The bags, which include the swimmers’ competition kits, were en route from GBR’s holding camp in Belo Horizonte, when they were either stolen or lost in transfer. The British Olympic Association (BOA) is trying to track them down, with the competitive pool events slated to kick-off tomorrow, August 6th.
BOA said in a statement, “A small number of bags – nine from a total of nearly 3,000 pieces of luggage – are currently unaccounted for following their transfer from Belo Horizonte to the Olympic Village in Rio.”
“We are working hard to locate the bags as soon as possible. In the meantime all athletes continue to train as normal and are unaffected when it comes to training and competition wear.”
“The focus of athletes involved is very much on the start of the Games and their own performances.”
The following GBR athletes are set to compete on day 1 of the 2016 Olympic Games’ swimming competition.
Max Litchfield (400m IM), Stephen Milne (400m free), James Guy (400m free), Aimee Willmott (400m IM), Hannah Miley (400m IM), Ross Murdoch (100m breaststroke), Adam Peaty (100m breaststroke