Officials Lose Key at Olympic Stadium, Break Open Lock

Olympics lost key lock

Opening Ceremonies at the Rio Olympics aren’t scheduled until Friday, but the games officially began today with women’s soccer. Did everything run smoothly? Why, of course not!

The BBC’s Julia Carneiro was at Olympic Stadium and witnessed some delays that pissed off fans:

You queue up for 2h, gate 1h late to open, then oops we need to move u to next gate… #Rio2016 kickoff w/grumbles

— Julia Carneiro (@juliadcarneiro) August 3, 2016

To make matters worse, stadium officials apparently lost the key to open one of the gates so they had to call on firemen break it open:

What a start! #Rio2016 kicking off with lost key and firemen forcing open lock to east gate of Olympic stadium #oops

— Julia Carneiro (@juliadcarneiro) August 3, 2016

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