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Chinese Hurdler Vomited On, Robbed Of Luggage On First Day In Rio

Photo credit: Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press
Photo credit: Itsuo Inouye/Associated Press

Chinese athlete Shi Dongpeng fell victim to a gastrointestinal grift earlier this week shortly after arriving in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the 110-meter hurdles event, according to Inside the Games:

According to the International Sport Press Association (AIPS), the man then vomited over Shi, who went to clean himself up while the cameraman chased the man out of the hotel.

When they returned, all of the camerman’s equipment had been stolen, as well as baggage belonging to both men.

Surveillance footage showed that they had been the victims of a cleverly organised professional job in which they had been distracted by the apparent drunk.

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When the two tried to report the theft to Rio police, they found a two-hour wait due a long line of other people reporting having been mugged.

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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