Olympic Officials Use Bolt Cutters After Losing Stadium Keys

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2016 1:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Not exactly an auspicious start to the Rio Olympics: Officials couldn't find the keys for one of the Maracana Stadium gates Wednesday, so they had to use bolt cutters to let fans into a soccer game, Fox Sports reports. (As Sports Illustrated notes, competition has already begun for some sports, though the opening ceremonies aren't happening until later Friday.) "What a start! #Rio2016 kicking off with lost key and firemen forcing open lock to east gate of Olympic stadium #oops," tweeted BBC reporter Julia Carneiro Wednesday along with a video of the bolt cutters being used. (Read more 2016 Olympics stories.)

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