Official wary of athletes staying outside Olympic village

MADRID (AP) — One of Brazil’s top security officials says local authorities will need to be extra vigilant with athletes staying outside of the Olympic Village during the games in Rio de Janeiro, including Rafael Nadal, who will be staying at a friend’s house.

Andrei Rodrigues, responsible for overseeing Brazil’s security in special events, says additional security measures may have to be put into place for Nadal and other athletes who will not stay in official Olympic accommodations.

He said a specific plan to protect Nadal may be needed after the local organizing committee notified authorities of the intention of the 14-time Grand Slam winner to stay on his own.

Rodrigues told The Associated Press on Monday that a few golfers are also among those not staying at the athletes village and may require special security plans.