Nine Aussie Olympians Detained For Allegedly Flubbing ID’s At The B-Ball

Forget golf – the sport actually reintroduced at Rio 2016 is competitive shit-stirring, and Australia might be in a prime position to snatch gold away from the United States’ swim team.

Nine athletes have been detained by Brazilian police after allegedly doctoring their official Olympic documents, with the goal of nabbing cracker seats for the Boomers‘ heartbreaking loss to Serbia.
The team’s media chief Mike Tancred said they were “detained trying to get into the basketball,” as “some people tried to tamper with their accreditation.” 
While that’s a noble enough cause, it’s also a bloody big legal no-no, especially after the Ryan Lochte debacle.

The group, including Aussie rowers, cyclists and rugby players, has been taken to a local police station for questioning. The names of the Aussies in question haven’t yet been released.
Tancred added it’s up to the International Olympic Committee to determine whether they have their papers revoked.
If that comes to pass, the athletes could be sent packing before the closing ceremony. FWIW, Emma McKeon was just spared that fate by Australia’s chef de mission Kitty Chiller after the swimmer’s groggy late-night adventure.
Come to think of it, something tells us Chiller might not be living up to her surname right about now.

Source: The Age / Herald Sun.
Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty.