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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The bullet which flew through the roof of a media tent at the Olympic Equestrian Center on Saturday was just an unfortunate incident, Brazilian military and police said. Elgton Jenkins Packers Jersey .There was a scare during the lunch break at the eventing dressage on the first day of the games as a military-looking bullet pierced the roof of the tent and landed on the floor. The competition was not disrupted and nobody was hurt.Authorities are investigating: the type of bullet, the distance, where it comes from, why it comes here, organizing committee spokesman Mario Andrada said.The first information that we got is that they can clearly determine this area was not the target, it was a stray bullet. They can confirm it has nothing to do with the games but they cannot be more precise at the moment.The bullet landed close to one of the media tables at the end of the room where news conferences are held, leaving a clear hole in the roof.Obviously this is a worrying situation and is not an incident we can take lightly as the safety of everyone at our venue -- athletes, horses, media and spectators -- is of prime importance, FEI president Ingmar De Vos said in a statement.The Rio 2016 organizing committee have told us that the three authorities involved in security in Brazil, the military, civil police and national guard, have stated categorically that our venue was not the target, and that this incident has nothing to do with the games.Andrada refused to speculate on where the bullet could have been fired from but said the entire competition venue is situated on military land.As soon as we have information we will disclose that, especially where it comes from, why it got here and what kind of bullet it was, Andrada added. In the meantime, all the authorities have assured us that they have reinforced security around this area.More than one source in the different security areas have emphasized that they have 100 percent assurance that it has nothing to do with the games and with the presence of the Olympic family and the press in this area.The incident came shortly after bomb-disposal experts blew up an unattended bag near the finish line of the mens road cycling race.We have to react to a global worry, Andrada said. Were not living in an easy moment so the authorities opted for the safe side. In a way its good that they opt for the safe side, independently to the fact that this generates tension on the communication front. Wed rather have the security in perfect shape than the communications.I understand it was a backpack that someone forgot.In the arena, William Fox-Pitt leads after the first day of the eventing competition, just 10 months after being put into an induced coma following a fall.Fox-Pitt, who only returned to competitive action in early April, rode Chilli Morning to a score of 37.Christopher Burton of Australia and Santano II are second, 0.6 penalties behind the Briton, with reigning Olympic individual champion Michael Jung third with 40.9 aboard Sam FBW.Germany, which is bidding for a third straight Olympic title, leads the team competition, with Australia second and Britain third. Reggie White Youth Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Dave Robinson Womens Jersey .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. http:///...rger-Packers-Jersey/ . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck did not practice Wednesday because of soreness in his right shoulder.This sore is from the game, Luck said. [It] was a physical game. Training staff and coach decided it was best that I didnt go out today. Worked in the training room. Didnt make it out on the field.Luck was sacked five times and hit 11 times in Sundays loss to the Denver Broncos.This isnt the first time Luck has dealt with a right shoulder problem. He missed two games -- Weeks 4 and 5 -- last season with a right shoulder injury.The Colts listed him as a limited participant in practice twice two weeks ago and again lasst week. Ray Nitschke Youth Jersey. The team also surprisingly held Luck out of its preseason opener against Buffalo. Scott Tolzien and Stephen Morris took the snaps in practice in Lucks absence Wednesday. When asked whether theres reason to have concern, Luck said, I dont think so. But I dont raise the alarm. Luck, who threw for 197 yards and an interception against the Broncos, said he anticipates?practicing Thursday and he absolutely will be the Colts starting quarterback against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. ' ' ' 
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