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The course where Olympic golf made its return
features all the normal pratfalls like bunkers and
There are also native animals such as capybaras,
caimans and corujas. The capybara is the world s
largest rodent, albeit an herbivore. The caiman,
a small crocodile, and the corujas are burrowing
owls, some of whom have taken up residence in
the course s bunkers. Fans being on the course
may have sent some of the animals seeking cover.
"I imagine people in Brazil think it is funny
that we go oogling over something that is a little
more normal to them," said US golfer Matt Kuchar,
who shot 69 and finished the day tied for 11th
in the 60-man field, six shots off Fraser s pace.
Exotic animals play themselves in Rio Olympics
It was a scary scene for Brazil-
ian fans at the team s arrival in
Sao Paulo for the quarterfinals
of the Olympic soccer tourna-
ment: Neymar limping heavily
and with his ankle wrapped up.
But the Brazilian football con-
federation says exams conducted
on the star striker s right foot
showed no serious injuries.
Neymar is expected to practice
today and be fully fit to play in
Saturday s match against Colom-
bia at the Arena Corinthians.
Neymar did not show signs of
the injury in Brazil s 4-0 win over
Denmark on Wednesday in Sal-
vador, a result that kept alive the
hosts dream of winning the soc-
cer gold medal for the first time.
He was able to play through
the injury but it required treat-
ment after the match and raised
Barcelona forward is the top
player at the soccer tournament
and one of the biggest stars at
the Rio Games.
World Anti-Doping Agency and
Court of Arbitration for Sport say
they have been targeted by hack-
ers.WADA communications coor-
dinator Maggie Durand tells The
Associated Press in an email that
the agency was notified of a
YouTube video claiming WADA s
website had been hacked. She
says an investigation and "was
quickly able to determine that the
website had not been compro-
mised, although we continue to
She says WADA can confirm
that its data base of doping results
"has not been compromised."
Meanwhile, CAS secretary gen-
eral Matthieu Reeb tells the AP
"there has been an attempt to
hack the CAS website. It is not
the first time, and certainly not
the last time."
He says the attempt "was
apparently unsuccessful but
investigations are being made ...
to make sure that we have not
suffered any damage."
Reeb says information on the
CAS website "is intended for the
public and is not confidential."
The IOC will investigate the
incident of a Kenyan track and
field coach who was sent home
from the Olympics after posing
as an athlete and giving a doping
sample in the runner s name.
The International Olympic
Committee says it has set up a
disciplinary commission "to look
into the matter with regard to the
coach and the athlete concerned."
The IOC thanked the Kenyan
Olympic Committee for its "swift
action" in expelling coach John
Anzrah after he was found with
800-metre runner Ferguson
Rotich s accreditation card, and
after he had provided a urine sam-
ple for a doping test.
IAAF spokesman Yannis Niko-
laou says the federation will ask
for a report from the IOC. He
says, after the IOC has dealt with
the case, the IAAF will decide
"whether further sanctions must
Rafael Nadal has pulled out of
mixed doubles at the Olympics
before playing his first-round
The International Tennis Fed-
eration announced Nadal s with-
drawal Thursday, when he was
supposed to make his debut in
that event for Spain at the Rio de
Janeiro Games with Garbine
Their match against Lucie
Hradecka and Radek Stepanek of
the Czech Republic had been
scheduled to be Nadal s third con-
test of the day.
He reached the quarterfinals in
singles and the semifinals in men s
doubles with victories earlier
The Olympics are Nadal s first
competition in 2½ months. He
had been sidelined with an injured
Namibian boxer Jonas Junias
lost his first bout four days after
he had been arrested on suspicion
of sexual assault in the Olympic
The 22-year-old Junias was the
Namibian flag bearer at last week s
opening ceremony. He was one
of two boxers arrested on sexual
Both fighters have been
released. Junias was arrested
Monday and accused of sexually
attacking two housekeepers in the
Rio organising committee
spokesman Mario Andrada says
Junias and Hassan Saada of
Morocco were released from police
custody Thursday morning.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams
says Junias was "free to compete,
he s not been found guilty."
Junias lost a unanimous deci-
sion to French fighter Hassan
Amzile in a light welterweight
Junias was surrounded by offi-
cials after the fight and did not
talk to reporters.
Olympic organisers say around
30 percent of volunteers are not
turning up for work each day at
the Rio de Janeiro Games.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams
called volunteers "the backbone
of the games" but many are not
so committed to working for free.
The Rio organising committee
said in a statement to The Asso-
ciated Press that "of the 50,000
volunteers involved in the delivery
of the Olympic Games, we have
an average attendance rate of just
over 70 percent."
Organisers added that "this
number allows us to operate at a
comfortable level as some volun-
teers not showing up was factored
into our plans."
Brazil's Gabriel Barbosa, centre, celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring his
team's first goal during a group A match of the men's Olympic football tournament
between Brazil and Denmark in Salvador, Brazil, Wednesday. AP PHOTO
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