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Australians evacuated, robbed in Rio's Olympic Village

The Chef de Mission for Australia at the

The Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Kitty Chiller, speaks to the press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 24, 2016. Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images / YASUYOSHI CHIBA

Once again, it seems, an Olympic Village is not quite ready for prime time.

In Rio, the Australian team is having a bad experience with their accommodations for the games.

First, the Aussies refused to move into their living quarters, citing blocked toilets, exposed wires and leaky pipes, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

Delegation leader Kitty Chiller told ABC that the team had performed a "stress test" on the building, and “Water came down walls, there was a strong smell of gas in some apartments and there was 'shorting' in the electrical wiring."

The team finally moved into their quarters on Wednesday, but were evacuated on Friday night after a fire broke out in the basement of their building. Chiller told reporters that during the evacuation, the team was robbed. She said that a laptop and some of the team’s Zika-protective gear had been stolen.

In the run-up to the Sochi winter games in 2014, there were reports of wild dogs running through the village, and Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn famously had to break out of his bathroom after the door jammed.

“With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

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