Rio organisers confirm controlled explosion at road cycling venue

Rio de Janeiro: The Rio 2016 organising committee has confirmed a suspicious package was detonated at the Olympic cycle road race venue here on Saturday. The spokesman said: "The security services found a suspicious package close the cycle road race finish line in Copacabana and as a precaution decided to perform a controlled explosion. There is no impact to the race which is ongoing." An official said the item was a small bag and that the police bomb squad's action was a precaution, reports Xinhua.  

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