The Rio Olympic Stadium had to be unlocked with bolt cutters after officials lost the keys 2 days before the opening ceremony

The Rio Olympics ran into a little hiccup on Wednesday that, while seemingly minor, is amusing, nonetheless.

According to media reports, officials lost keys to the Olympic Stadium, locking them out of the mixed area.

Workers had to come and use bolt cutters to get in!

Here’s video of the workers cutting the bolts.

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


It’s unclear if this will have any logistical effect on the games going forward, but it doesn’t speak highly of the preparation and organisation of an already-criticised Olympics. Nobody made an extra set of keys for the Olympic stadium?

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