Shi Dongpeng barely had enough time to have a glass of sewage water before his trip to Rio was ruined.
Shi and his camerman were in a hotel lobby checking in, when a guy rolled up, threw up on them, and ran away. When the cameraman chased after them, 2 other goons working with the fake-drunk snatched up their equipment and booked it out of the building.
I respect the effort from the guys to think of a scheme that immense (I don’t even know how you can make yourself puke on command like that, quite the talent). But obviously, it’s showing again how scary the situation will be for the lower-level Olympians there.
According to Inside the Games, this is already the 4th incident involving Olympians in the best month. We covered the jiu jitsu athlete that was robbed at gunpoint. Along with that, a paralympian and her physio were pushed off their bikes by dudes with guns, who obviously stole the bikes, two Spanish sailors that got robbed and gunpoint, and finally a Brazilian shooting team member that was shot in the head during a robbery.
There will be an expected 85,000 security forces from all over Brazil and the world in Rio for the games.